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The Federal

$$ - $$$American, ,
1050 Crescent Ave NE, Between 11th and 12th streets, Atlanta, GA 30309
+1 404-343-3857
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1050 Crescent Ave NE, Between 11th and 12th streets, Atlanta, GA 30309
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like steak this is the place for you. Other items were good but limited on selection. The flatbread was good and the collard greens had some good flavor. Waiter and other staff were friendly. Crescent street is always a nice place to hang.

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a steak house with a few other entrees available. Unfortunately they were out of filet - seriously how does a steak house run out of filet? I ordered the Kansas City strip which was OK - not especially tender, tough to cut with...More

Thank Travels101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stupid management trumps potentially good food… OK, this will seem trivial, but dumb management frustrates me. We arrived at The Federal at 8:10 pm for an 8:30 reservation. There were 3 in our party and the third was about 10 minutes behind. The hostess would...More

1  Thank LSquared_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here about half a dozen times in the eight months. Each time the food has been very good and that has kept us coming back. Our steaks were as good, if not better than any we have had at prime steak houses....More

Thank DennisBTR
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night. We were sat right on time and that was the best part of the evening. Our waiter was pretty proud of himself and was anxious to turn the table. It takes a minute to drink a couple of bottles...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Was really looking forward to our dinner here, but we left knowing we won't be back. Our waiter brought three wrong items over the course of our dinner...a glass of wine vs a bottle; had to ask for bread 3 times; had to constantly ask...More

Thank R Grant C
Reviewed 14 January 2018

My wife and I love this restaurant. We have been 3-4 times. The restaurant is small. So if you don't like small restaurants, and the 'issues' that go along with them (tables close together, somewhat loud, don't take walk ins), then you won't like this...More

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. I should have known when I walked in and saw the steaks in plastic vacuum wrap in the display case that it wouldn’t be good. Menu is very small. Tables are too close together. We had the bacon...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We dined early on the Friday night before Christmas. The space is visually attractive, but tables are very close together, and it was already pretty loud when sparsely populated, I suspect it becomes very loud when fully occupied. The menu is very heavily weighted toward...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had our company holiday party at The Federal last Friday and it was wonderful! Great location that also has easy MARTA access to the Midtown station a block away. The starters were all excellent and the salads were creative and tasty. The main courses were...More

Thank Michael Z
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Crescent Ave NE, Between 11th and 12th streets, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-343-3857
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