According to Matt Brice, founder and CEO of the new Federal American Grill, located at the Scottsdale 101 shopping center (7000 E. May Blvd., the locale is a place, “Where yes is the answer. What’s your question?”
The concept of the restaurant, he says—in addition to good food and drinks, of course—is focused on hospitality.
“We are so honored to be opening in a community as awesome as Scottsdale,” says Brice. “We’re eager to introduce this area to our obsessed hospitality, great food, and craft cocktails. No matter what your request, yes is always our answer. We can’t wait to get involved and give back to the community surrounding our new location.”
Here, guests can arrive dressed up or dressed down, while looking forward to experiencing warm, Southern hospitality.
As for the food, the extensive menu that ranges from comfort plates, steaks, pasta, seafood, and all-American burgers. Signature dishes include a fun appetizer selection including a half-baked chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, fried cheeseburger egg rolls, and a signature jumbo lump crab cake. The lunch and dinner menu features favorites like the truffle stuffed chicken with herb creamy cheese filling, mashed potatoes, broccolini and white truffle as well as Thai shrimp and cheese grits with blackened citrus shrimp, Manchego cheese grits, Thai citrus glaze and wontons. Other standout items include a delicious selection of protein bowls, salads, steaks and seafood—and, of course, the Federal Burger.
To start the weekend off right, Federal American Grill also offers a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays with dishes like the creme brûlée french toast served with bacon, breakfast potatoes, and maple syrup; as well as chicken and waffles with homemade waffle, buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, cinnamon icing, and breakfast potatoes. There are also mimosas and other drink options.
For cocktails, try the Flaming Oldie, created with Elijah Craig bourbon, house bitters, 151-brûléed orange and cherry, which is prepared tableside. Other notable drinks include the Bourbon Peach Smash, Rosemary Blush, Paper Plane, and more.