New American in Midtown

Atlanta staple chef Shaun Doty has returned to his kitchen roots at this glam bistro serving everything from a $16 burger to high-end cast-iron steaks ($48 to $62). Doty's Sardinian flatbread is a sought-after Atlanta appetizer. Anything with meat and frites (fries) is the way to go here.

Doty sharpened his knives at the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton as well as in Belgium and France, and has come to the Federal following a stint focusing on a chicken-oriented diner chain (Bantam & Biddy).