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The Federal Restaurant & Bar

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135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150
+1 413-789-1267
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 20:30
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Federal is absolutely the best restaurant in the Springfield, MA area. The food, presentation and wait staff always make for a special evening. And the risotto balls - amazing! Best to make a reservation and enjoy The Federal!

Thank cam1127
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary with a lovely dinner at the Federal Saturday night. This has become an annual tradition for us. However, this year's visit was noticeably different. We have come to love the Federal for its excellent food, cozy and romantic ambiance, and impeccable service. Upfront, anyone going to the Federal knows it is... More 

Thank Jim G
South Hadley,MA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a family member's birthday. The bucket of risotto balls were quite good, along with the house salad. Flatbread (Pork Lover's) was acceptable, but many Italian restaurants can do much better and at a considerably lower cost. Cotton candy is an unusual touch, but not really needed. Good beer selection. I actually feel the Federal deserves 3... More 

Thank RogerCVC
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty. Good for the area. And nice pub atmosphere. Had the salmon and truffle butter large portion Appetizer risotto balls were yummy!

Thank Susan S
Agawam, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter wanted to go for dinner for her birthday. Hostess was friendly and we got seated right of way. The servers were very gracious and polite. We felt welcomed. Started with the "balls". To die for. Our meals were second to none from start to finish. Portions are just right and delicious. Service was excellent. You do get what... More 

Thank Leon S
Agawam, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is great. a little pricey but well worth it. The cook staff sent us a complimentary appetizer that was on the specials. I've been told that is not uncommon. They also have to go treats for the babysitter or dog. :)

Thank Chetcorp
Hackensack, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is locate in a house that is now home to Great Dining.Atmosphere is a group of small dining areas with a menu that is quite special.The appetizers are unique and the main dishes quite good.A little pricey but a true elegant dining experience.

Thank 123dubdutch
Westfield, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What a nice relaxing dinner we had last night! Open at five..... better get there Around opening ... bar area fills up fast. Samples come out every five or ten minutes.... trays of spoons filled with several samples of entrees So GOOD Excellent well drinks.... beer on tap A must try if you haven't yet.... Bathrooms kept immaculate... ( says... More 

Thank winefan2016
Agawam, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had a very special announcement that I wanted to surprise my husband with and the excellent staff at the Federal went above and beyond to make the night flawless! Ashley was so terrific and easy to work with to make the proper arrangements. She, along with our server, pulled off the surprise perfectly and left my husband speechless! The... More 

Thank sweet84732
Enfield, CT
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We made reservations for a Friday night for my wife and I (8:15pm). We arrived early and had a drink at the bar and met with a friendly bartender who made a good drink($11 for specialty drinks) For dinner we started off with the risotto balls which were good; however a little too much truffle oil for my liking. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Agawam
  • Phone Number: +1 413-789-1267
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. The restaurant enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from New York to Boston.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?