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15 Beacon St. (Park St.) Send to Phone
In a boutique hotel on Beacon Hill, The Federalist stands as an elegant culinary destination.


Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Federalist Restaurant Review

: With impressive chandeliers and mahogany paneling to cast a glow upon the white linen and crystal, the setting of The Federalist displays its objective: to be a powerhouse of conspicuously elegant (or elegantly conspicuous) consumption. Like its siblings Mistral and Sorellina, it generally succeeds. The menu is about as French as you can get and still be considered American, ranging from silky bisque and vichyssoise to escargot and a modern take on beef Wellington; though we liked it even better when it took more risks (as it did in its earlier days), the kitchen is undeniably seasoned. What’s more, the wine list is one of Boston's most voluminous, the staff among its most polished and discreet---and the bill, we're afraid, will be one of the highest you're likely to see around here.

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