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Shaun Doty to open The Federal in Midtown next week

Diners in Midtown will soon have a new place breakfast and beyond.

Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are slated to open The Federal, named after the nearby Federal Reserve Bank, at 1050 Crescent Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The restaurant will open with weekday morning coffee bar service from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and dinner beginning at 5 p.m., then add weekday breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch toward the end of November.

Coffee service will include hot and iced espressos, lattes and mochas available, iced drinks including the café cielo cold brew with sorghum cinnamon and vanilla, a house blend brew and loose leaf teas.

The dinner menu will feature dishes including chopped chicken liver with toast and cornichons, Federal burger with American cheese, grilled garnish and fries, West Texas venison with cheese pierogi, red cabbage, sour cherries and leek ash butter and side dishes including sautéed hen mushrooms, sautéed broccoli rabe with garlic pickles and fries with homemade mayo.


A selection of steaks will also be offered, including a 14-ounce dry-aged Kansas City strip, 20-ounce Iowa porterhouse and 16-ounce Strauss grass-fed ribeye.

The dessert selection offers sticky toffee pudding, Key lime pie with coconut mousse and a chocolate fried pie with vanilla bean ice cream, while the cocktail offerings include a Southern 75, a coconut rum punch called El Moro and Beer:30 made with beer, rye whiskey and St. Germaine, as well as beer and wine.

Doty and Gummere have worked together on several Atlanta restaurants including Mumbo Jumbo , Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy. 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 restaurant, according to a release.

The Federal's space was previously occupied by another Doty venture, Bantam + Biddy, which closed in September. Doty told AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras that the concept "was not what the neighborhood is asking for."

The Federal, 1050 Crescent Ave., Atlanta. 404-343-3857,

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