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Feb 8, 2007 12:54 PM

Should we try the Federalist???

Rumors of them closing down at some point to "renovate" have been confirmed by their hostess. They're still taking reservations but don't know when the shut-down date is yet.

Have reservations for Saturday night and am wondering whether it's too big a risk given what I know the bill is going to be.

Anyone eat there very recently with feedback?

If we end up going, any menu recommendations?


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  1. I've heard it went downhill after the departure of chef David Daniels. But I haven't eaten there since, so I have no first-hand information.

    1. This might be unfair to the current chefs, but I tend to shun lame-duck regimes. I don't intend to dine at The Fed or Spire over the next couple of months.

      1. I couldn't agree more with MC Slim JB. Why do they expect us to pay the same prices to watch the understudy?

        1. Went for cocktails and apps. in early winter. It was a disaster. Wait!