The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
Dress Up or Dress Down. A Bourbon or a Beer. A Ribeye or a Burger. Throw in a little Sinatra, and you will begin to have a taste of the FEDERAL Experience.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfinediner
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!! Service on point and great safety protocols!

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LadyLuck
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, this place NEVER stops amazing me! Food was AMAZING! Service was OFF the charts! Can't wait for Dining-In to open up again! LOVE THIS PLACE!

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HarryPotter
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great about this. Except it was surprising to see that waiters and hosting staff were not wearing masks especially when Harris County issued the orders for all businesses to have masks for this week of Jun 22-28, 2020.
I will feel more safe and encouraged if mask policy was followed.

JR
JasonR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

We went to The Federal Grill to celebrate Father’s Day. It was very disconcerting to walk in and see none of the staff wearing face masks. As healthcare professionals, my wife and I both recognize the importance of masks, hand washing, and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We should have turned around and left, but chose not to make a scene. The food and drinks were okay and our server was attentive, but the lack of concern management displayed for public health detracted from everything else. There are too many excellent restaurants in the Houston area which do follow the guidelines for safe dining to patronize those which don’t. We will not be returning to The Federal Grill.

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vipwendio
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

I absolutely love the food at this restaurant but was very disappointed in their lack of regard for any social distancing. I find it very disrespectful and very unsafe. Tables were super packed together and the waitstaff didn’t not wear masks. I will not be returning. This is a blatant disregard of the Harris county laws!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit I was pleasantly pleased. Food was great, ambiance was inviting, staff was friendly.

Will definitely be back.

JC
JenniferC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I am completely disturbed by the lack of compliance and consideration for the community. There was no protocol to protect the customers during the Pandemic. No one wore a mask not even employees and people were not distanced by any means. It appears that all recommendations and ordinances were disregarded. This is the only resturant I have visited during this time that made no effort for the safety of their customers or employees. The food was subpar as well. I will not be revisiting this establishment.

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vipCocoandBig2020
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service time after time ... our go-to place for every occasion.

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LPM0203
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service.

KC
KenC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated at a high bar table by the bar. Asked for table in main room and they were so accommodating and understanding. Got a table in main room which was so much better. Still a little noisy but the scenery is nice. Food excellent and I can’t say enough good things about the service and attention. We will be back and tell our friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious. The service was top-notch. The selection of whiskeys was impressive. However, the noise made it very difficult to have a conversation. (I suspect this was the intent of the designer.) The only thing that troubled us was the complete lack of social distancing and absence of facemasks. I think I saw only one or two of the staff wearing facemasks when we arrived (none when we left) and I don’t think I saw any of the patrons wearing face-masks. This despite an order from the county judge that was to go in effect two days later. Despite the overall good impression, we will probably not go back until they make some improvements in their efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

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Lisa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time and going back to try brunch plus other items on menu. Ricky is a awesome server.

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vipRaphealSienteSe
Houston
208 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff did not have mask on. When asked they responded not required at this time. Restaurants should be proactive and not reactive during this Covid 19 period.

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daniellem
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So nice to get out! We go to Federal Grill a lot and enjoy it. We enjoy the food and ambiance. It was a great Friday night date night.

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PickyEaterNumber1
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect. One of the few things that gets me to drive in from Katy!

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Kris
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great drinks...how could you go wrong?

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vipjemejo
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

friendly and comfortable yet still a nice selection of food and beverages

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MichaelM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Federal Grill. The food is excellent and a menu with many options to choose from. Service is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rocky is the best!!!

EP
ErnestoP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was celebrating my wife's birthday and the service and food made her feel special.
Thank you.

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SidH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A Houston Classic, great service and very consistent good food. Always a pleasure!

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TXJSR
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loud! More like a bar than a restaurant. Definitely not the place to conduct business or have a quiet meal at night. I think people were just excited to get back out on the town again. Food was excellent, as was the service. If you're concerned about COVID-19, nobody wore masks.

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vipyummy
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except I wish the wait staffs wear masks. It will make everyone more comfortable.

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GeoffA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and environment for a business lunch.

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vipCarolynS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were appalled that the staff was not wearing masks. We will not return anytime soon.

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LOLO
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, great food. We were seated and served immediately. Waiter was extremely polite and acknowledged our Anniversary was a brownie:)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Pleasure

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knaveofknives
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food quality was some of the worst I’ve ever had in Houston. Go literally anywhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would have given all five stars but the staff is not wearing masks and that is reckless on the part of the owner.
Otherwise the food, service, everything was excellent. I will go back but I strongly urge employees to be in masks to protect themselves and others.

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vipTLSs
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great all around and the service was excellent. Wine was little warmer than I prefer but he chilled it quickly for us. I was surprised no one at the restaurant was wearing masks.

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vipCoutureBella
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal that did not disappoint. Still loving our neighborhood gem. Food is almost too good.

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Liana
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we enjoyed it! I'll definitely be back again!

LT
vipLiveToEat
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I was very concerned that none of the staff wore masks. I won’t be returning until this changes or they start wearing masks.

KM
vipKenM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. People were friendly and helpful. First clas

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Will definitely be back

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StacyL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about The Federal Grill - food was amazing and will definitely return!

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PhillipH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in town! I have been maybe a dozen times and have never been disappointed.

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bruncher
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. More variety on the menu would be great, especially adding more vegetarian options but other than that it was a great experience.

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The Federal Grill - Shepherd does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Federal Grill - Shepherd also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 863-7777.

The Federal Grill - Shepherd is rated 4.7 stars by 1377 OpenTable diners.

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