We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Federal Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
135 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001-2150
+1 413-789-1267
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 20:30
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 191: English reviews
Agawam, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each and Every time we go to The Federal we are wowed! The waiter and waitress staff are super attentive and professional. The food is ALWAYS Amazing. WE have brought people here from all over the Country and have been able to impress them with the service and delicious food. We have Never ordered anything here that was not the... More 

Thank bevbatt379
Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I had dinner for our anniversary. We both had a drink before dinner in the bar. She ordered a dirty martini, which was excellent, and I ordered one of their "specialty" drinks, which was okay. For dinner, we both ordered the "Tasting Menu" and were not disappointed. The meals were excellent. The server warned us that there... More 

Thank Rick O
Holland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We loved the appetizers, pumpkin bisque was especially wonderful. We both had turkey, it was yummy and plenty for leftovers. Great atmosphere an fair price for 3 course holiday meal. Desserts were well presented, but to me they were the low point of a great meal. I love that you can buy a full meal to take home, so you... More 

Thank terryw678
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food at Federal is always amazing. This is the premier restaurant in western MA for special occasions. The risotto balls are to-die-for. Essentially anyone with good taste will leave the restaurant craving more - both in the sense that the food was so delicious, and in the sense that portions can sometimes be small.

Thank 648mmm
Somers, Connecticut
Level Contributor
186 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

First time dining here and I could not believe the volume level of the back room where we were seated. Our party of six was seated at a round table and it was difficult to have a conversation with anyone but the person seated right next to you. Unless you were sitting right next to the server, you couldn't hear... More 

Thank Medusa222
Agawam, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have been there many times over the years and always enjoy it. It is a bit on the pricier side but a great place for date night.

Thank carcabbi92
South Windsor, Connecticut
Level Contributor
253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was part of a group of 25 who met here as part of a financial planning meeting. The crusted clam chowder- with bacon- was out of this world and my filet mignon was done perfectly. There were a variety of hors d'oeuvres, each presented creatively, and desserts, judging by the reactions of my fellow diners were outstanding as well.

Thank RoyM1336
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I've been to the Federal several times and have never been disappointed in the food, the service and the atmosphere.

Thank Scott F
Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Federal is the best of what the greater Springfield area has to offer, as far as upscale dining. The risotto balls are fantastic. The specials are always spot on. The restaurant setting is quintessential New England. It's our go to place and has been for years.

Thank Edward R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went with GF's parents and grandmother in August. The waiter was a saint as the parents and grandmother are very picky eaters. But solely judging my meal and dining experience, i found it to be overpriced and overrated. I had the steak with topped with crab (forget what the exact name was) but the strip steak was a slight overcook... More 

Thank peter s

Travellers who viewed The Federal Restaurant & Bar also viewed


Been to The Federal Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Federal Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Federal Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?