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The Federal Bar

367 Metropolitan Ave. (Havemeyer St.) Send to Phone
Gastropub fare and local craft beers in Brooklyn.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Fri.-Sat.

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The Federal Bar, Brooklyn, NY

The Federal Bar Restaurant Review

: This 20th-century carriage house-turned-restaurant was conceived by the crew that brought the Knitting Factory to Williamsburg. Locally designed and featuring salvage materials from in and around New York City, the brick and wood dining room with vintage accents has a Prohibition-era vibe. The menu presents modern and inventive takes on traditional English fare with eclectic gastropub twists. Begin on the lighter side and choose the grilled radicchio, Belgium endive, frisée, romaine, mint and fennel salad drizzled with anchovy dressing and topped with candied pecans and shaved Parmesan. The fresh and roasted nutty flavors make for a good precursor to some of the more meat-centered options. Try the appetizingly savory and tart fish ‘n’ chips with salt vinegar gastrique, aïoli and coleslaw. Beef heart poutine with a demi-glace and curds is a tender and meaty take on the Canadian favorite. Large plates like the hearty roasted turkey leg served over a bed of collard greens and aromatic dirty rice are comforting and satisfying. A wine list with New York-based offerings by the can and barrel along with traditional varietals, and a beer selection dominated by specialty local brands make this restaurant a top pre- and post-show option.
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