My daughter and I, visiting ATL for the weekend, ate here and loved it. Ambience, decor, menu seems influenced by French bistros. French onion soup has loads of oxtail making it very hearty. The steak and schnitzel were both terrific. We didn't do dessert. My daughter, wine enthusiast, was pleased with selections. The Federal seems to be a popular mid-town locale in evening. There were large friends' groups still dining. We were especially pleased as well with service, it was spot on. We definitely recommend.