If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seasonally inspired upscale fare at The Federal in Agawam.
Executive chef Michael Presnal oversees The Federal’s kitchen, which turns out a constantly shifting menu of elegant American dishes inspired by seasonal local ingredients. Give hunger a stylish sendoff with a starter of grilled asparagus partnered with a fried organic egg, prosciutto, parmesan, and truffle oil ($8.95). Like beach balls, The Federal’s risotto balls—served by the bucket with black truffled butter ($10.95)—are perfect for sharing with a crowd, but unlike billiard balls, they’re not meant for lobbing at noisy woodpeckers. Cornmeal-dusted soft-shell crabs ($25.95) are among the enticing entree options for the surfily inclined, whereas turfatarians can satisfy their protein passions with Portuguese-style pork and clams, which pairs charred pork ribs with chorizo-clam ragout ($26.95). A pared-down lunch menu on Fridays keeps reverse-werewolves from having to start the weekend by noshing on their neighbors.
Housed in a structure erected by Samuel Converse nearly 150 years ago, The Federal possesses a sophisticated atmosphere and an approachable attitude, making it an equally ideal destination for special nights out and casual weekly strategy sessions with your euchre partner. However, similar to wearing protective clothing while tickling a wolverine, reservations are recommended, so call to schedule your upscale feast no matter the scale of your occasion.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only, and it is not valid on holidays.
- I have been to the Federal during the week and weekends. Their menu is creative, food outstanding, and service impeccable. – David65WesternMass, TripAdvisor
- This is by far the best restaurant in Western MA. The service is great and the food is out of this world. The portions are very generous for the quality of the ingredients. – V.K., Insider Pages
135 Cooper St.
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001Get Directions