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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
9:30 PM

The Federal Restaurant & Bar

4.7
1064 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Built by Samuel Converse in 1862, the impressive Greek revival structure at 135 Cooper Street in Agawam, Massachusetts became home to the Federal Hill Club in 1936. under the management of its owners the Moretti family, that establishment remained a premiere restaurant for over fifty years. The Federal's current owners Michael Presnal and Ralph Santaniello easily integrate the white linen elegance of that bygone era with a fresh and innovative "new american" cuisine that is perfectly prepared and impeccably served. strong Italian and French influences inspire the contemporary culinary style of Chef Presnal in dishes such as his red beet risotto, burnt tangerine glazed cod, and white-chocolate panna cotta. The Federal is dressed up as a special occasion restaurant, but is sociable and affordable enough for every occasion. It enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from New York to Boston.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(413) 789-1267
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Presnal
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Private party facilities
The elegant and relaxed atmosphere of the Federal Restaurant can be reserved for weddings, special events, corporate functions, private parties and private luncheons. The restaurant offers different sized rooms for private gatherings. The largest room accommodates seventy guests and the smallest accommodates up to fifteen. no additional fee is attached to table service or menu in these rooms. The staff of the Federal will make every effort to procure your desired audio or visual equipment for business presentations if requested at least two days in advance.
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Private party contact
Cristina Presnal: (413) 789-1267
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Catering
When the Federal caters, our reputation travels with us, whether to a dinner for fifteen or a wedding party of 300. The Federal brings the same exacting standard to every detail of your event, be it a graduation party, wedding, or business luncheon. Total event planning is also available – to your specifications, of course.
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Live Music in the bar every Friday & Saturday night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1064 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKTReview (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing food, fantastic service. We had the risotto balls, fried oysters, clam chowder and more - everything was DELICIOUS. We'll definitely be back soon!

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CameronC 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved It !!! The appetizers were great!!
We always enjoy everything!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a fantastic meal and service was excellent. Thanks!!

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Chris (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The appetizers were exceptional but both main courses were disappointing. We have had better meals at the Federal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Early Valentines Day celebration

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CoralC (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a party of six, and we all enjoyed our dining experience.

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Netta (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I’m always impressed with the level of service and quality of food every time I go there. Simply excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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