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. it enjoys a dedicated following of appreciative diners from new york to boston.