[Rendering] Shaun Doty, Lance Gummere To Open The Federal Nov. 15

The 'intimate steakhouse inspired by worldly travels' replaces Bantam + Biddy.

The ‘intimate steakhouse inspired by worldly travels’ replaces Bantam + Biddy.

Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere will debut their new concept – The Federal – in Midtown Tuesday, November 15, the Atlanta chefs Friday announced in a press release.

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The forthcoming restaurant, at 1050 Crescent Avenue, near the Federal Reserve Bank, will replace Doty’s and Gummere’s recently-shuttered Bantam + Biddy.

What Now Atlanta first broke news of plans for The Federal in September.

“Opening The Federal is our way of giving our Midtown customers what they have long been searching for in a neighborhood restaurant,” Doty said in the announcement.

“We are looking forward to reconnecting with guests and offering some familiar favorites from our previous restaurants to our longtime patrons.”

Doty and Gummere have an extensive history of working together, from Mumbo Jumbo to Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy, and the two are drawing inspiration from their travels around the world as well as from the tenets of French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse for The Federal.

The Federal will feature a coffee bar of hot and iced espressos, lattes and mochas available with house-made syrup options; iced shaken specialties like the café cielo cold brew with sorghum cinnamon and vanilla; a house blend brew and loose leaf teas by Rishi.

At dinner, starting nightly at 5 p.m., diners can expect menu items likes chopped chicken liver with toast, the Federal burger with American cheese, grilled garnish and fries, and “steakhouse traditions” such as a 14-ounce dry-aged Kansas City strip, 20-ounce Iowa porterhouse and 16-ounce Strauss grass-fed ribeye all cooked in cast iron.

The dessert selections include Doty’s sticky toffee pudding, Key lime pie with coconut mousse and a chocolate fried pie with vanilla bean ice cream.

The Federal’s cocktail selection includes a Southern 75, a coconut rum punch called El Moro and Beer:30 made with beer, rye whiskey and St. Germaine. The beer list includes a few local favorites, and wines are available to order by the glass or bottle.

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Leslye Kahn
3 years ago

Just one more restaurant in midtown that the average joe/working class person can’t afford.

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