Come and explore our wine list where new age and old world meet. Our wine list is curated by co-owner/managing partner David Alphonse and features wines from around the world with a focus on Italian and old world selections. We have a great selection of new world wines as well.
Culinary Director Oscar Figueroa (The Federal, Stazione di Federal) brings 20 plus years of Boston fine dining excellence with him. His menus are filled with inspirations and odes to Boston restaurant icons both current (Scampo) and past (Towne, Locke-Ober) where he refined his culinary technique with renowned Chef Lydia Shire.
Located in Waltham, MA in the Market Basket Plaza, we look forward to serving you soon.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great experience: very good food and amazing service!
First time here. Service was excellent, from greeting, server, etc. all were very good. food was fine but just not up to par with better known steakhouses. We had drinks, apps, mains, and multiple sides. Nothing was bad or prepared poorly, but the quality, preparation, and portions all about a B-/C+. Dining room lacked ambiance but that may be due to fewer tables/ spacing because of COVID.
Fine service, would like to see healthier options like salads or chicken. Expensive.
I had a dinner with a friend at The Federal, we sat on the patio outside, nice set up. The service and the food were very good. Definitely, I'd come back again.
Our server was outstanding and the food was outstanding! Excellent service all around.
Very good experience food was great and service was very good
Then being overly salty which most restaurants are it was delicious.
Got there at perfect time and sat at bar. Nice staff at bar , very friendly. Offered me a drink and engaged in conversation. Got the scallops always my first app favorite. They were fresh and cooked to perfection. That could have need a meal in itself. I ordered haddock risotto and just amazing! I also ordered sautéed mushrooms which is another fav. Great place and food. Will continue to go back!
Great service and a great bartender with his suggestions for drinks and food
Good food. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. Strongly recommend.
One of our favorite places to go! Always welcoming, always good!
Clams casino was very good. Carpaccio was stingy. The spring vegetable tortellini was undercooked. The tiramasu was delicious and more than enough for two people at $14. noice level was annoying. For two drinks, two appetizers averaging $18/each and one entree and one dessert, with coffee bill with tip came to $124. Overpriced for the value. Neither of us intend to visit there again.
Really great service. Waiter made an excellent wine recommendation.
This was a tremendous experience! They were all friendly and very accommodating! Service was first rate as provided by Noa! Make a reservation and bring your friends and family for a great time!
This suburb restaurant rivals Boston restaurants. The food is fantastic, the setting is fantastic, and this time our server was fantastic (his name is Izar sp ?). The haddock w risotto, the filet, and their veal all outstanding. Their cocktails are superb. Love The Federal.
Great service, great food, great drinks. We were seated outside as requested on a beautiful evening. Made for great conversation at both a business and a personal level.
Our salad and two steak entrees were very very good, among the best we’ve had. Wine very good, mixed drink very good. Our waitress and bus person were excellent.
Overall a lovely dining moment, celebrating a birthday and the first dinner out in more than a year and a half. Kudos!
First time seeing friends since pandemic and sat in patio area.
Wonderful evening with exceptional service, food, and drinks!
Thank u for a fun time at the Federal!
Will definitely come now that everyone’s safer!
The Federal is an absolute gem ! Fabulous and fantastic food ! Incredible menu selection. Spectacular service ! Perfect staff from Maitre D' to ALL the wait staff. Great ambience. Perfect parking and easy to get to.
We're going back as soon as we can for our upcoming anniversary.
Had an excellent meal last week at the Federal. Our server was wonderful (Aaron?). Really! The shrimp cocktail, 8oz filet, sauteed mushrooms and asparagus were as good as I remembered them pre-pandemic, and it was a lovely night to sit out on the patio. It was great to see them busy again. It's a hidden gem...Go! Enjoy!
Loved our server Johnny. He was so attentive. We left him an extra large tip!!
Food was great, service was not.
We went back again and it just gets better every time. The large Oysters from the vineyard were AMAZING! The Rib Eye was delicious and paired with a nice bottle of Treana red. Wonderful restaurant and highly suggested.
Fabulous food-impeccable service! Would recommend for families, business, special occasion or just a weeknight meal. Seafood is fresh, drinks are amazing.
By far one of the best restaurants in the Boston area. Amazing food phenomenal service great ambiance!! In my top 3!!
We had an amazing time at the Federal. Great company, food and service! I highly recommend the restaurant!
This is our fifth or six time here in the past 14 months and we had another very good dinner. We ate outside.
The service is so good here! Keep up the excellent work and training. Attentive but not too much so and generally friendly and want to help.
The food is good. We generally get one of the fish entrees and appetizers/salads. All quite tasty and good portions--not too big and not too small.
The drinks and wine are good too!
We'll be back!
Food is delicious... but service could really use improvement... for the price range it’s just not at par...
Service was exceptional.
The food was disappointing. Quite pricey. Steak Frites supposed to be medium ended up well done and very small portioned. Fries weren't hot.
Haddock was pretty decent but the risotto a bit boring.
We were seated in a booth with no tablecloth. Dining room had no flowers or special touches—very spartan. Other high end restaurants that I’ve gone to during COVID have been more attentive to ambiance.
Overall a pleasant experience ... Food was good, but not outstanding ... Service was very good ... Atmosphere was comfortable ...
Loved the food and the service. We sat outside by the fire pit.
This is one of our favorite restaurants, but due to COVID we haven't dined here in over a year. The service here is less formal and polished than Capital Grill (our dinner plates were delivered over with more than a minute delay between the first and last, and some how the last plate was for the obvious guest of honor on Mother's Day). Still, the food was excellent (steaks, salmon, and veal Milanes special). The folding tables in the middle of the restaurant is hopefully just some temporary COVID thing.
Here for Mother’s Day with mama and our server, Cordelia was great! We sat outside next to the fire pit and as two people who are cold all the time we were super comfortable in the 65 degree weather. They have a great patio.
as always a fantastic meal
Waited quite a while for our drinks. Dirty Martini with "Dirty Rocks on the side" came out without the side rocks. Someone can over 5 minutes later with water and ice. They obviously screwed it up. A little disappointing from our last visit.
We had a wonderful dinner. Ribeye and prime rib were cooked to perfection and had great flavor. The cocktails and wine were very nice, and the sides and dessert were the perfect accompaniments. Our server was attentive and friendly. Overall, excellent!
Service was excellent and food very good. We sat on outdoor patio which is lovely but could use heat lamps in addition to the fire pit.
Downhill trajectory started with the Caesar salad, the lettuce was drowning in Caesar dressing. This followed by the snail pace service ruined our appetite and the visit.
You can order delivery directly from The Federal using the Order Online button. The Federal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 373-1245.
The Federal is rated 4.6 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.
The Federal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-federal/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.