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.
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.
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.
Max's Tavern, located at Springfield's Basketball Hall of Fame serves up classic chop house cuisine. Menu items include such classics as Meatloaf, Old English Style Fish & Chips, and classic steaks served with one of Max's signature sides. In addition to this tasty menu Max's bar features snack items such as BBQ Pork Sliders and Honey Roasted Turkey BLT. Max's is a great option to refuel after a long, hall of fame day.
The 350 Grill is just one of the many quality restaurants located in downtown Springfield. The menu features American classics like juicy steaks, fresh seafood and pasta. Favorite dishes include the lobster ravioli, and the porterhouse steak with roasted red peppers and portobello mushrooms. The 350 Grill also features a varied tapas menu which is served until midnight and includes such tasty bites as fried calamari, sliders, spring rolls and kebabs.
Adolfo's Ristorante is the perfect place to dine if you are looking for a romantic atmosphere. Located in downtown Springfield, the elegant dining room is the perfect place to enjoy the traditional Italian dishes made with only the freshest and locally sources ingredients, like the lobster risotto and the linguine and clam sauce. There is an extensive wine list along with a large bar and lounge area where you can enjoy a pre-meal cocktail. An outdoor patio is open during the warm weather months, and there is live entertainment on the weekends.
Tosca Restaurant takes you on a gastronomic adventure through the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. Set in an intimate yet cozy space, this restaurant is ideal for a casual yet enjoyable meal with friends and family. Intricately crafted and plated to perfection, each dish on the menu perfectly replicates the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Walk in for a bite of the classic Garlic Scampi, Slow Braised Beef Short Rib and Bolognese alla Tosca, and you are certain to leave with a desire to return soon.