Federal Taphouse and Kitchen

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818 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Federal Taphouse & Kitchen, With a creatively constructed menu and Over 75 Craft Beers in cans and bottles and over 20 on Draft, The Federal Taphouse & Kitchen has become an Urban Comfort Food "A must go to dining spot", Located on Historic Federal Hill, Its casual atmosphere invites you to come in and enjoy a Hand Crafted Cocktail, glass of Wine or one of our Locally sourced Craft Beers, while feasting on small plate appetizers, Flatbreads, Wings, Tacos and so much more. Enjoy the company, watch a sporting event try a beer you've never heard of before. We are not just a bar we are a Neighborhood Pub, serving great food, cold beer and fast and efficient service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good service was ok. Id give it another try.

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MarthaC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outside seating - with the street closed and social distancing. Great food and a nice way to eat out.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!! Hands down best food and service! This is my new favorite!

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vipMarissa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, that are super courteous and attentive. Excellent drinks. Joanna is an excellent manager.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was perfect!

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LaquethaM
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Zero mask enforcement here, what a joke. People walking around with no masks and zero management enforcing the rules. I wouldn’t be shocked if this wasn’t ground zero for the next RI outbreak. I cannot stress this enough, do not go here.

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NinaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service was great I am definitely going back

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DavidP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanks Monica for a great evening! Wish you all the best.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good brunch ! Very different and yummy food . Has all you can drink mimosa and Bloody Mary

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Marcie
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED this restaurant. 6 of us ate outside. The atmosphere was wonderful. The staff was fantastic. We all had a different dish and everyone loved what they ordered. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside—good food, good drinks, good service!

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Mimi
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was great and very helpful! Good suggestions for beer and appetizers.

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OMM2218
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Waitress kept skipping our table. The host was more helpful

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time in. Loved the food. Service was a little slow, but I’m sure it’s an adjustment period.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Their “outdoor seating” is two high-tops on the sidewalk that were a little wobbly for a comfortable afternoon but the service and food were both excellent. Would eat here again. The QR code menus were a little broken and hard to use but their menu can easily be found on their website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was great, the food was good, drinks were great! Sat outside so noise was to be expected. Overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. And our server was absolutely wonderful!

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vipk2p1965
New England
137 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for lunch/brunch on Sunday. Food and drinks were very good. Service was great. We were able to sit inside and I was very pleased that all staff had masks and they set up clear, plastic partitions between tables and covering the bar. The restaurant was not crowded either and they also had some outdoor seating. Only down side is this is one of the few places in Federal Hill that does not have valet parking.

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Lisa
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. I had their avocado toast which was amazing. We dined inside and they had nice clear dividers between tables with the right amount of spacing.

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Nakia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Boys loved the food. Valet was efficient. Staff was welcoming, and had a nice vibe.

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MarieD
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dining experience since quarantine. Didn’t love the partitions but they are required by law/ board of health. They were clean and clear so you could actually see the people next table over but just not the same. This was no reflection on Federal Taphouse. They were great! Would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out after quarantine and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the service was amazing. You could tell everyone was happy to be back at work and genuinely cared about the service they were giving. If you’re in providence I highly recommend you stop by!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Waitress and staff were friendly. Defintely will go back

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Brunch
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch menu! Great drinks as well! Bottolmess mimosas or bloody marys are available for abour $15 if you order from the brunch menu. Reservations are amust unless you are willing to wait for an open seat at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding!

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johns
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic and in Historic Federal Hill , RI you can’t beat it.

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BrentJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Quality beer list. Great service. Chicken Parm egg rolls were very good. Pulled pork grilled cheese was OK for the money I wouldn't recommend it. Fries were good. My only major downside was the amount of sodium in the food. I was craving gallons of water all night.

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MECRN
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out to see Nick Casey perform and he was fantastic!

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vipCarmenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bottomless mimosas are a joke; food is Ok as well as service, considering it was packed. I would go back if the live music is available

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vipAleishianichole
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My experience was very mid. Nothing special. Not bad but not great either. Our apps were ok. I ordered a burger w Mayo and subbed the fries for a side salad. The burger came w no mayo and fries. No huge deal but I had to wait for her to come back with the missing elements and my burger was already warm-ish when it arrived. I left a lot on the plate. There was a fun vibe but I wouldn’t go back for a meal. Just a drink & maybe the buffalo chicken dip.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here quite a few times. Always very good and service is super.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Federal Taphouse and Kitchen with a group of 6. We made a reservation and were seated shortly after arriving. Service was excellent. Our food and drinks were excellent. The only reason that I only gave it 4 stars is because the restrooms were not of the same quality as the restaurant. I would definitely recommend and also return for another night out!

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michaelr
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was amazing. She went out of her way to accommodate us. I'm a disabled veteran and they were expecting a huge crowd, but she took the time to get us seated and turned some heat for my wife. The service was great and prompt. The margaritas were outstanding. The steak tips were tender and delicious. The first time we were there and they made quite the impression. I would highly recommend it.

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CherylL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good bloody’s! Great fried pickles & eggs cooked perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 6 (plus a friend) had a late lunch/early dinner at Federal Taphouse on a Saturday - our first visit, based on a recommendation. We had a great experience! We tend to go overboard on appetizers and these did not disappoint- the chicken Parmesan egg rolls, potstickers, fried pickles and Asian fried cauliflower bites were all fantastic, and our main meals were all good as well. The waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive, nice ambiance, and even the piped in music was enjoyable. Will definitely go back (2 of our kids go to college locally).

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SuzieC
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were looking for a steakhouse as Capital Grille was completely full due to sports. Looking up Federal Taphouse - it was listed as a steakhouse. What this place actually is, is a bar with tavern food. We were okay with the live music but the only ‘steak’ were steak tips that you could get with a salad or side. NOT a steak house. On any level. We should have done a little more research, shame on us. This is a bar, not a restaurant. Valet doesn’t elevate an establishment to fine dining, even in Federal Hill. So the stars are irrelevant as we didn’t stay and eat. The bartender was lovely and non intrusive, she would have been fun if we had been offered a steak house menu.

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Mapen9
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow is my only complaint really

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My second experience at Federal Taphouse was not as good as my first. On my first visit, the food and the service were both amazing. We had the poutine fries, avocado toast, and the steak and eggs. They were all marvelous.

However, our second visit was not as great. We got the Portuguese French toast special and steak and eggs again. We got homefries that were actually cold. Like not room temperature, cold like they had been in the fridge. We asked the waitress for new homefries and they came out warmer than before but it was still clear that they were from the day before because of the texture/consistency and temperature. The eggs were also not cooked properly, I asked for over medium, but they were definitely overcooked. Everything else was pretty good for the most part.

Overall, I still plan to go back but I was definitely disappointed with the significant quality difference between my visits. Maybe they were just having an off-day.

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Lisae
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation for New Years Day, evening, but it was not busy and only about half full. Free Valet was great since it is mostly paid meter parking on Federal Hill. We had a grilled cheese with balsamic onions, it was delicious! Also, we tried poutine fries with short rib gravy, also wonderful. The tomato soup was a bit too rich or acidic, and neither of us finished ours. It was a bit pricey at $60 for the two of us, but overall a very good experience.

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Federal Taphouse and Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Federal Taphouse and Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 454-8881.

Federal Taphouse and Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 818 OpenTable diners.

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