The Federal Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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This 1920's style bustling Gastropub and entertainment venue has quickly emerged from its sister location in North Hollywood to the sandy steps of Long Beach. Owned by Knitting Factory Entertainment, you can be sure to find smooth jazz one day, to comedy and burlesque the next. With a savvy collection of craft beer, signature cocktails, and sizzling hot eclectic cuisine, The Federal Long Beach is sure to make you sing their praises
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
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3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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TP
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Reviewed on December 17, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Great historic location with great food in a thriving downtown area of Long Beach! We will be back!

BP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Reviewed on November 10, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Great Ambiance! Good bar area. Food and cocktails were delicious!

KO
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous inside, friendly staff, wonderful food!! Ask for a tour of the club and speakeasy.

LF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience4

TGIFridays in a nice building. Nice space but the food is slightly above fast food.

JC
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine Wednesdays are great!

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the location as it is in an old bank built in the 20's so the architecture is beautiful. This is going to be our new spot for bottomless weekend brunch as it was $22 for the mimosas and an entree. I had the pulled pork hash and hubby had the breakfast burrito with carnitas. Both were delish and we could have shared due to the size.

Even though I read of horrible service our server was great, just can't remember her name. Like I said, we'll be back :)

I
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Beautiful building ... cavernous space making it very noisy
My salad was terrible and our Clients special of the night was left uneaten. Embarrassing to us to say the least. Won’t be back.

N
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had brunch and we both went with the classic breakfast. The cook seems to struggle with making over easy eggs but the bacon is quite delicious and cooked perfectly. Harder to get bacon cooked right than eggs but oh well.

SC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was VERY slow on a not too busy Sunday. At least half an hour waiting for the waitress at various paints of the meal.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone marrow app is the best. Love the history of this place.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Slow and under staff.

s
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love the setting - but its some how off. Would be a great bar - but the space is so big they have to do the restaurant as well - but the food is definitely an after thought. Ordered the bacon brussel sprouts
- really good. Ordered the kung pao calamari - terrible. The waitress apologized and said we got the last order of the night - which was why they were cold. Took it off the bill - which was nice. Had the salmon, it was good - not great. Ordered an old fashioned - good. Took 30 minutes for dessert to be delivered - only real slip up in the service, but they took it off the bill...Good waitress, decent food, cool ambiance.

PA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The salmon was delicious! However we all agreed the lobster bisque was merely infused with lobster as there was no lobster in it. Very disappointing. I really wanted to like this place.

JJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was poor to average. Would recommend this place to grab a beer with a friend - that's it.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great bourbon list, food was decent, service was awful!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burlesque brunch

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GL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Not great unfortunately. Drinks were good, had a decent app, but the service was terrible and our entrees were practically inedible.... and wasn’t cheap. We won’t be back.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Short staffed, our waitress was bussing too many tables than she could handle. Forgetting to get refills on drinks, gave us our bill with an item we didn't order. I have eaten here before and service is typically a bit better. Food was great though.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received comp entrance to the club. The speak easy lounge was perfect after dinner.

EJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this venue. Lovely 1930s music in the background. Great service, historic building, delicious options, including vegan. We had a family dinner followed by a late business meeting. The venue served well for both scenarios.

Only wish was that there weren’t distracting televisions at each side of the bar. Dampened the beautiful ambience.

B
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I visited The Federal with an out-of-state friend, and it was a nice dinner spot! We went on a Monday night, and it was pretty dead. It is all in one large room, so it's apparent when the place isn't busy. We split an assortment of appetizers and both had sangria, which was great but almost non-alcoholic. They had a good bottomless sangria deal, which would be nice if you weren't driving!

I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and know it would be great on a Friday or Saturday night.

l
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday was great, will definitely go back

DM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with a very diverse menu with something for everyone. Service was great and friendly. Make sure to check out the speak easy and the club after dinner on the weekend.

J
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I've been here several times before on the weekend and great experiences, so when I friend came to town, I suggested we go here. We made a reservation for Tuesday at 6pm, but we got there around 5:15 so we just sat at the bar. There were maybe 10 other customers there at the time. I mentioned to the bartender that I thought I read about a Long Beach dinner special this week, and he said he didn't know anything about it. Moving on, the food was good but the service was so slow and the bartenders were not attentive. When we left after dinner, the back of the happy hour specials sign shows the Dine LBC special (not sure why pic won't attach). We were really disappointed we missed out on that, and I probably won't bring friend here again

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is great and the drinks flow! But we especially love it for Saturday brunch!

W
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great building. Very basic menu and nothing was outstanding. Go for the beauty of the building but don't expect to be overly impressed with the food.

CM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for brunch. Waitstaff was good but we waited for over 30 minutes for our food after ordering. Luckily it was tasty and hot when it arrived.

LB
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, huge portions, sweet woodwork of old bank, unique menu, quaint 1920's background music, highly recommend!

CR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This restaurant is beautiful. Food is good and the staff was friendly.

SS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the original decor as well as the modern touches
food was amazing

KM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. As always, service was exceptional. Love that they leave a carafe of mimosas instead of waiting to be refilled. I only wish the mimosa brunch menu was a bit more varied, but then I'm a very picky eater!

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I indicated we were celebrating our anniversary, but that wasn't acknowledged at all during the evening. We were seated towards the front door, not even in the back were it was more cozy for a romantic dinner. It was not busy, so a reservation was definitely not necessary. The baseball game was on at the bar and they spectators gave it more of a sports bar feel to the dinning area. We had one drink and dinner and went elsewhere for dessert. Overall experience was not what we expected, especially based on our prior experiences at this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Megan was a great waitress! Very attentive and just all around awesome!

H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch in the dining room! French toast and breakfast burrito with a mimosa is exactly what I needed Sunday afternoon!

DE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration at brunch. The bottomless champagne hit the spot!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Definitely going back soon!

JY
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The girls got together for Sunday brunch and everything was excellent, from the food to the service!

D
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very delicious crab cake with chipotle hollandaise. They offer endless mimosas for a mere $15. Had the almost flourless chocolate cake, so moist & yummy!
I will look forward to returning.

TM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointed that at 7300m they no longer had their baked biscuits or s'mores bread pudding available.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Father’s Day.
The service wasn’t great. Our orders were corrected 3 times. The appetizer was not fulfilling to hold us over. Plus we waited for almost 90 minutes to get our food. This place is made for happy hour and drinks not dining..that was my bad.