The Federal

75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: The Federal
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The Federal is where to eat before heading to the Fox or any other Midtown destination. Not that it can’t be a destination on its own. This bistro-steakhouse from Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere offers well-sourced, cast iron–seared cuts, as well as some of Doty’s signature dishes, such as his pork schnitzel with onion salad, peanuts, and parsley. The double patty covered in American cheese and a thick slice of griddled onion, available only at lunch, might be the best burger in Midtown. 1050 Crescent Avenue, 404-343-3857,