The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.8
1514 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Starting Dec 24, 2020

Let us do the cooking for you at your home! We will be offering Family 4 pack for $140.00 take out only cooked all the way, but served cold with reheat instructions. Very simple in pans ready to stick in the oven! Many choices to choose from. Pick up only Christmas Eve Day 10am - 2pm. Merry Xmas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great brunch. I most enjoyed the patio dining experience!

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Maressa
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable, so happy they offered other dishes, not only the traditional thanksgiving food.

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StephanieK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful family Thanksgiving lunch at Federal Grill. Service was impeccable and the set event meal was delicious, save for an odd spin on stuffing. But we left stuffed like turkeys and loved our time there. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! One of the few places open where I can get a steak for lunch!!

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Cary1970
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to sit outside. The food & service was excellent!! We had cocktails before dinner & they were so good too!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such great food and great service! It’s my go to in Houston!

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chelseaw
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at federal grill. We went for our anniversary and they even surprised us with a desert at the end! I don’t think we really needed a reservation on a wednesday, it wasn’t very busy, but i’m glad we did just in case.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience- only complaint I didn’t get my Blueberry compo with my dessert 😞. Can’t wait to go back and try something different in the menu

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Wharton3
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here for brunch. Our first visit here, and it was great from the time we walked in to the time we left. Our waiter (I forgot his name) was so sweet and attentive. Will be back again for sure!

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vipRandiC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff is always great!

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AarikaP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Every time I come we have a great time, great food and excellent service.

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vipPaulM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first date spot.

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Warthog
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selection and taste is fantastic - really anyone can be very happy with whatever they choose! The ambiance is great, and every time we come here we walk away very happy and full! It's a little pricey, but worth it!

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latricial
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valet guy could’ve been a little nicer. Overall the experience was amazing being my first time there.

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DJPIndo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent menu with great pricing. Will return!!!

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AlyssaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot! We love to come here with friends and watch football games on the weekends.

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vipRonnie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Made a reservation outside and when we got there, our table had clearly been given to another party and we were put at one directly in the sun. It made the experience a lot less enjoyable.

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vipMicheleA
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Federal Grill. The ambience was nice, and waitstaff did an excellent job. The menu is quite varied, and there was something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
40 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good social distance set up as overall atmosphere food was tasteful also

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vipRory
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is amazing. Love the cheeseburger eggrolls and salads are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Mandatory 20% gratuity for brunch. We were 2 adults and 2 children. Ridiculous. Make it 15% and I’ll likely add the extra 5% but don’t impose 20%. We’ve been loyal for years but will not be returning. The place was dead and now I understand why. Will likely be out of business soon.

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vipPaulM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on the outside patio. Cheeseburger egg rolls, enough said!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family get together

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vipPatrickS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed an assortment of 3 appetizers with friends and and a big cup of soup - plenty of food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved The Federal as my 1st visit during Covid. I was celebrating my husbands birthday, we just had a baby, we’re still essential so we’re working hard in life. The complimentary valet was the best 1st introduction. Especially for the area, parking can be tricky.

Then when we got to the entrance, the outside dining was nice & the fire was going as it’s pretty cold, & I would have actually sat out there comfortably.

Upon entering, I gave my name & we went to a table quickly and everything is at a nice distance. I didn’t feel like I was sitting with another party. The ambience was set nicely for the occasion.

The meal was fantastic. The salmon (husband ) advice I give :take the relish on top. My husband LOVED the entire meal.

I had country fried steak. PERFECT crisp & taste. I loved the flow. The waiter was VERY attentive, not too much or too little, and our drinks never were empty. The environment was “everybody works together “ . I’d work there.

They topped it off with a complimentary dessert for his birthday (I was even expecting) & we loved that with a little sparkler one too.

It was a GREAT night, I’d go again, I’d suggest you go.

I will return as I almost feel like a restaurant enthusiast hahah!

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Tguff
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, including appetizers, was great! Service was excellent! Had a great time.

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TerriT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wine by the glass was on the high side and there were not many choices. Food was on the expensive side as well.

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RobE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid enjoyed everything server was great . Busy that night so service was concentrated on big tables but overall above average

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CindyW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seated at Outdoor Patio Table because we had our fur baby with us. It was hot. Food was very good, had Cheeseburger Eggrolls followed by Hamburger. Mimosas also very good. We will visit again!

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Jay22
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner or Sunday brunch, staff is beyond helpful and food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmIng brunch spot

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Party of five. Omelette was overdone. Manager comped us a dessert to make up for it. With that, I’d definitely go back. 3 of the 5 thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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Jinx
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing drinks and appetizers, for the price of the meals, the atmosphere was more sports bar type, so it didn't match. Nonetheless we enjoyed ourselves, next time we will know it's more group friendly than special date night friendly.

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RachelO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill is always a very comfortable and delicious experience. I ordered the cheeseburger bowl and the seasoning is delicious.
Our waiter, Spencer, was very attentive and took good care of us. I love this restaurant and would recommend either location. Actually, Federal Grill has become my go-to restaurant since covid because they consistently offer delicious food and terrific service.

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vipSooSoo
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The calamari is fantastic

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vipWorldTraveler
London
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good. However, this is one more Houston restaurant that feels a steak just isn't a steak unless it's plopped down in the middle of a bunch of thin mashed potatoes. I hate it when the food items are stacked on top of each other instead being placed on the platter individually.

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GreatAAA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the loudest ones there! Y’all let us stay for hours and enjoy the patio. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. My favorite Crab Cakes!!

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 1514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.