Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
The Federal A Restaurant & Bar, located in one of Agawam's historic buildings, was opened to the public by Ralph Santaniello and his co-partner executive chef Michael Presnal in the year 2002. The menu features American dishes blended with French and Italian flavors, lending it a contemporary European twist. The restaurant's interiors are an extension of the menu's heterogeneity, as the modern decor is seamlessly blended with the vintage architecture. The Skillet Seared Salmon, the Burnt Tangerine Glazed Cod, and the Fork & Knife Braised Shortribs are some of the must-haves here. Give dinner a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or the exquisite Chocolate Pistachio Semigreddo.
Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar is a gem in Mill Restaurant Group's chain of successful eateries. This is a great place to gorge on tantalizing American fares. Nestled on Riverdale Road, drop in at Cal's to savor their pastas, steaks and seafood preparations. Complement your food with a wine or cocktail from their list. On Sundays, visit Cal's for a delectable brunch fare that is served till 2p; or chose from their prix fixe menu, available on Mondays as well, which is a reasonable deal at USD20.
One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Max Downtown is consistently rated by locals as one of the best restaurants in the state. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu is comprised of primarily American dishes such as Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Pan Seared Scallops and top quality steaks to name a few. Guests also receive massive portions during lunch and the wine list is just as spectacular as the one served at dinner. This is the perfect spot for a romantic date night or for a business lunch.
With two local locations, including this one in downtown Springfield, Frigo's Foods sells gourmet food to their customers located throughout all of Western New England. Since opening in 1950, this market has made some of the best sandwiches and lunch specials around, like their Classic Italian sandwich and Eggplant Parmesan. In addition to their gourmet market featuring goods like olive oils and cheeses, pre-made gift baskets and cooking classes are also offered. Catering services are available for large groups.
Tucked within the Springfield Marriott, Currents offers an alluring fare of American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Visit this restaurant to taste the creative concoctions of the executive chef Bill Rounds. If you are not in the mood for a heavy meal, sit at the vibrant bar and sip on some drinks while relishing a light fare. The best time to visit this place is during the week, when it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving hot meals.
Established in 2008, Lattitude is the brainchild of chef Jeffery Daigneu, who has years of professional experience up his sleeve. His creations include tantalizing American fare with a contemporary twist. Try out the popular dishes this place has to offer: Chef Jeff's Fried Chicken, Seafood Hot Pot (filled to the brim with various goodies from the ocean) and Grilled Pork Chop. For true seafood lovers, don't skip the raw bar and all of its tasty offerings. The restaurant is also dedicated to sustainability and farm to table ethics.
Bottega Cucina is a hidden gem that serves authentic Italian fare with seasonal organic ingredients. This intimate restaurant has an open kitchen so you can watch your meal get prepared. Start off with an appetizer like mushroom crostini or crab cakes. For your entree you can't beat the chicken marsala or the fettuccine carbonara. You can pair your meal from their wine list or their terrific selection of beers on tap.