The Federal Restaurant & Bar
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Amazing food, fantastic service. We had the risotto balls, fried oysters, clam chowder and more - everything was DELICIOUS. We'll definitely be back soon!
First time at the Federal for Valentine's Day. Every dish was exceptional and the service was great, even for such a busy night. Highly recommend the Federal. Worth the trip.
Loved It !!! The appetizers were great!!
We always enjoy everything!!
We had a fantastic meal and service was excellent. Thanks!!
The appetizers were exceptional but both main courses were disappointing. We have had better meals at the Federal.
Early Valentines Day celebration
We had a party of six, and we all enjoyed our dining experience.
The Federal was absolutely wonderful! The waistaff was very friendly. Our table was ready even though we arrived 15 minutes early. Our waitress was very well educated in the menu and explained things in an understanding manner. The food was phenomenal. Beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious. It's as if each bite made my taste buds explode with joy. I would absolutely go again!
I’m always impressed with the level of service and quality of food every time I go there. Simply excellent!
Waitress had no personality. Just doing her job kind of attitude. Ladies room had no heat!!! Wine glasses were not specific to red or white wine??!! Food excellent! Just need to make these changes for an upscale restaurant charging top dollar everything should be perfect!
All of the food was delicious, got seared scallops with truffle butter sauce and it was amazing. Service was prompt, seating was easy with out opentable reservation, great night
Great service and food as always. The Federal goes above and beyond your expectations. Highly recommend.
We recently went there for dinner for our anniversary and had a nice time. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to the menu items. The food was delicious and the portions were much larger than expected. We both brought leftovers home. We don’t normally order dessert but we tried the little ricotta donuts with dipping sauce and they were amazing! I highly recommend those. We will definitely go back again.
Good experience as per usual. Went for the wife's bday, her fav spot. Went to seat us, was extremely loud due to two large groups. We moved to the bar and were well taken care of. Also, provided with a special, free, birthday desert platter, and my wife ordered the cotton candy to go, and that was comped as well, for her birthday
The service is very good and so is the food. Just a little pricey. I got the prosciutto and gig pizza and it was huge! Yum.
The restaurant is in a converted house, a very large one. It is set on top of a hill. It is as nice inside as it was outside. We walked through a fairly full dining room, and I was seated with my back to them. I forgot anyone was there until the table I was facing got seated. The noise level is low even with a table of eight next to us talking.
Food was fantastic. Great apps and entrees. I did not look at the wine list, as I was the only one drinking wine. Their wine by the glass selections had names I knew of good quality. So quite happy to have a glass of Cab.
We plan to go back there, even with a 45 minute drive.
We were disappointed. The Mac and cheese was limp and bland and the short rib was dry. The quail was tasty but overcooked and dry. The bacon wrapped figs were non-descript but might have really popped with a balsamic reduction. The asparagus was overcooked, but the fried brussel sprouts were outstanding! We didn't like the partially thawed strawberries and the small amount of brownie in the "brownie pot". The service was average and we had to have our bill corrected when our $100.00 gift card was applied as a $30.00 credit. Not a great experience when you consider the prices.
We've had so many great experiences at the Federal!!! Tonight was yet another amazing dining experience! The service, food, and overall experience were excellent!!! If you haven't been yet...go if you haven't been in a while...put it on your calendar!!! You are missing out if you haven't yet visited this gem in Agawam!!! Go...you and your belly will be so happy!!!
The food is exceptional.
My wife Jen and i had a 9pm NY Eve reservation, ease of reserving on Open Table and then loved the confirmation from The Federal. Upon arriving great to have valet parking and coat check, the bar was fast moving and tables were being turned at a great pace so we had only a 20 minute wait for our table and were seated at 9:03pm!!
Our service was with Jackie, she was both friendly and proffessional, easy to converse with and made sure we had our bread, drinks, and her service made our dining experience even better.
The appetizers were fantastic, the oysters on the half were fresh and had a great clean taste, the "meat candy special" bacon wrapped dates were excellent,
we both choose the NY Eve special which was a tuna piccada, it also was excellent and we both turned in clean plates! Dessert was pumpkin creme brulee and that just topped off another very good meal @ the Federal
The food was very delicious and the service was supper!! the waitress was so very nice and helpful, I highly recommend her.
We don't go to The Federal often enough! It's a real gem and a wonderful place for a special meal. We celebrated our 44th anniversary on 12/30 and I arranged for our two kids and their spouses to be there to surprise my wife who only thought it was the two of us. As always, the food was magnificent, the service superb, and they kept the secret until my wife and I were shown to our table where we "encountered" four additional guests! Couldn't have been bettter!!! Highly recommended.
We went to Federal for early New Years Eve meal at 5:15. As per usual the food and service was very good to outstanding. The only negative was a large loud party seated behind us.
Great evening of fine dining! The waitstaff was attentive and helpful. The dinner was outstanding with flavors and freshness.
Always blown away by The Federal! From the ambiance to the drinks to the delicious appetizers and dinner...exceptional! It’s our local favorite spot, for a special occasion or a romantic date night.
Server Matt was above and beyond. Great Food, Great Service.
Beautiful main dinning room, white tablecloths, pretty holiday decor, excellent attentive friendly service. Food was excellent. Everything from appetizers to dessert. Great for special occasion. Would like to return to try lounge food. Had wine in lounge before dinner, fun friendly atmosphere and the pizzas looked amazing.
We were in town for a dog show and needed a great place to celebrate a special birthday. We were immediately seated and the staff was promptly at the table taking our drink orders. Our waitress was awesome and so was the food. The "bucket of balls" and the meat candy apps were delicious, dinner was scrumptious, and the deserts were Devine! We will definitely go back when we are in town again.
Beautiful atmosphere and food was incredible! Can't say enough good things about our experience. Large party of 12 and service was friendly and fast. Perfect perfect perfect!
Old fashioned atmosphere and pricey but worth it for the experience.
Thanksgiving dinner at the Federal is outstanding. The atmosphere is celebratory, the wait staff are friendly and attentive. The food is delicious beyond words. The pilgrims would be proud!
Went on thanksgiving and the turkey dinner was outstanding. The service was very professional and helpful but seemed spread thin. Overall a great dinner and look forward to going back. The ambience was weird for an old building the decor was modern or trying to be. The noise level was high.
For the food quality it was very over priced. I don’t mind spending money for fabulous food. This is was not that. I would give the food quality a two. I will not be returning.
Excellent overall. Filet mignon special was no the rare category requested. Alittle on the med rare level.
Fantastic food, exceptional service, an all around great experience.
This was our third time at the Federal. We both had the chef tasting and it was worth every penny.
This restaurant is one of our favorite places to eat...great service,friendly staff and good atmosphere..
By far the best restaurant in the area. Everything we had was perfectly seasoned, well thought out and beautifully plated. Desserts were amazing as well. We will definitely return when we are in the area.
Never disappointed here. Food is always amazing and service is top notch.
The Federal never disappoints. To say the food is outstanding would be an understatement. 5⭐
Great experience as always. We go every year for our wedding anniversary and The Federal never disappoints. My wife and I will continue to go here for years to come!!