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The Federal Bar

5303 Lankershim Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 91601-3114
+1 818-980-2555
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“poutine” (2 reviews)
“on tap” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
5303 Lankershim Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 91601-3114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambience is very mellow. Food is great! The soft pretzels are AWESOME. The "Federal Burger" is DEEELICIOUS! One of the better gastropubs in L.A.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, this North Hollywood restaurant doesn't look like much. You might miss it altogether if you're not careful. But inside, it's attractive and quite large with a second dining room in back. We went on a Wednesday night and were seated promptly. There...More

Thank DT1963
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

There is a good vibe in this bar! Good drink selection and chill decor. I'd say I'll definitely be returning.

Thank CaliCoKid18
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I had their Federal Bloody Mary, it was excellent! I had their sandwich called the Breakfast Sammie, it was delicious!

Thank Sharonys
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I tried The Federal a couple of years ago and neither my friend nor I fell in love with it. Too dark and way too noisy. BUT this past December, another friend invited me to a show at the El Portal across the street and...More

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

When you're traveling it's easy to get delicious food. Not always easy to get it healthy too. I had an amazing salad: kale, squash, parsnips, bulgar and cranberries. SO GOOD. The rest in our party were equally happy (although maybe not so much with the...More

Thank Cheryl90
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food is always great here, and the ever changing menu make you want to keep coming back. Finally tried the Mac n Cheese last night and regret not trying it earlier! Yummmm! The staff is always friendly, service is fast, and the atmosphere is...More

Thank VictoriousJane
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great first date here. The bartenders are friendly and pour good drinks. I've eaten here several times and the food is good and different. It is a loud place so not the best for a meeting.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We went to the Federal on Sunday, for breakfast and the endless mimosas. Everything was good, but I think that the food portions were a little small. The place has a very cool vibe. We would go back.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We liked the Federal Bar so much that we actually ended up eating here both nights of our weekend excursion to LA. All the food we tried was great. At the time they had a create your own poutine deal that my wife really enjoyed....More

Thank TheSpeis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 91601-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 818-980-2555
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