The Federal Bar 03/12/2011
Ok so I did not get there for Happy Hour but let me say this new bar and food junkie joint is wonderful! Loved the exposed piping, and brick decor complete with hanging light fixtures over the bar and the dim and always sexy recessed lighting. It has a very industrial, downtown-esque feel which is refreshing in a town like North Hollywood. Now lets get to the good stuff!

The food is delish and our martinis were poured heavy handed (which is how this chick likes it). The menu ranged from salads (heard they WERENT the business so perhaps a pass), soups, gourmet burgers (BBQ, Turkey, "The Federal"), and real deal entree dishes (Salmon, mussels, etc). The cook is the same from the Knitting Factory which is a well known Hollywood hit and provides consistently fabulous meals! They have an extensive range of beer on tap and my inner martini loving alchie got her fill with their heavy handed gin cocktail. Two dirty martinis, the Federal burger which came with with garlic fries, and a cupcake trio for my associate and friend Ashley P and I left us happy and buzzed! I must say the desserts are NOT that fly and they only offer shakes and dried out tired cupcakes- definite PASS. But despite the lack of sugary delights this is a spot to try on your list of finds. Enjoy
The Federal: 5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601