16. The Federal

The Federal
Steak Frites

Photograph by Heidi Geldhauser

Much of this stretch of Midtown has become a bland, corporate landscape, but the Federal is a place to linger. The reason goes beyond its antique mirrors and tufted leather banquettes; chef Shaun Doty, who became superstar chef Gunter Seeger’s right hand at the Dining Room in the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, is in the kitchen. His now-classic Sardinian flatbread with greens has made its way here from much-missed Shaun’s in Inman Park alongside coarse chopped liver bound with mayonnaise and pork schnitzel with a salad of marinated onions, peanuts, and Italian parsley leaves.

1050 Crescent Avenue, 404-343-3857, thefederalatl.com

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