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“A great place to celebrate a special event”

The Federal Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Agawam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Federal has a long history of being one of the area's premiere dining spots, even though it has gone through a few different owners over the past decades. The present owners have revamped, redecorated and reinvigorated The Federal, and it is a great spot to sit in the bar, or celebrate an anniversary or just a special night out on the town. Nice menu items and apps.

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Thank michaelkU4551EN
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant. Love the bucket of balls, short ribs and Nutella crepe. Lanagrace be when they add a pork chop to the menu. Have enjoyed Christmas celebrations and Thanksgiving. ❤️

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Had drinks and a margarita pizza..... yup
Pizza!.... always gracious waiters and waitresses..... open at 5pm... better get there close to that time.... fills up fast...
Appetizers flow on spoons around the bar area..( the best).... up to you... can be expensive or not... two drinks.. free appetizers..... pizza... $45.00 with 20 percent tip!!.... can’t beat that!!

Thank winefan2016
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a special restaurant for special times. Food and service are outstanding, though slightly expensive by local standards [not by Boston prices], you get what you pay for. Its a good value. My wife started with the Risotto balls, which she shared... Excellent. I had the Salmon and Tuna Korean style Poke... If you like sushi and mildly spicy foods, you'll absolutely love this appetizer. It is memorable, delicious! Calamari appetizer likewise was exceptional. My wife and I shared the triple beef entree which was certainly large enough to split! We didn't need dessert. Good on tap beer selection and wines by the glass or bottle.
I look forward for an excuse to indulge myself again. Reservations recommended.

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Thank RSG-foodie
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

By far one of my favorite places to enjoy an amazing dinner! We had the bucket of balls and the pork belly tacos for appetizers. Followed by scallops and steak.

Thank cremilde67
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