The Federal Grill

4.7
1004 reviews
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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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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere here! I took my Bestfriend for Valentine’s Day lunch and we enjoyed EVERYTHING! The wagyu burger was juicy and cooked to perfection!!

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JF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergio our server was incredible. We will absolutely be returning

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Experience

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GC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the first time at Federal Grill and I enjoyed the lunch very much. The restaurant was not very crowded when we arrived at about 2 PM on a Saturday so, I was somewhat disappointed in the service. Nothing major I just expected more attention to detail and not having to remind our waiter or certain orders.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service !!

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MB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Perhaps I didn't make the right choice for myself, but my salad seemed a bit lacking. I tried a friend's french toast and it seemed pretty good. If you like French 75's, getting the carafe of it to share is VERY worth it. If not, go for the more reasonably priced mimosas. We did include in our reservation that we were celebrating 2 birthdays. We got a happy birthday from the hostess, but nothing from our server, and not even a mention of desert. Would've been nice to have at least been offered the desert menu. Tight parking. Valet if you can.

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MR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Federal Grill is one of our favorites. Our only complaint is that the food tends to be delivered to the table on the cool side which happens just about every time we go there. That being said, our brunch was very enjoyable and service excellent.

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c
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food wonderful service outstanding dessert menu!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was excellent; drinks were very good

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U
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We love The Federal.

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RK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place. I bring guests here all the time and enjoy the fine service and great food.

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c
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took my husband there for his birthday after reading ALL the positive reviews and found out ...they were ALL TRUE!! We all were very pleased with our dinner selections, esp my husband who had the grill chicken fettucine. He commented that the sauce wasn't too cheese & the chicken had a wonderful grilled favor!
I loved the Dinner sized Salmon Salad with the salmon perfectly cooked! and the salad NOT overly dressed!
KUDOS to ALL the professionals including chefs, the kind & thoughtful staff, esp our server for providing us with a very memorable occassion....It made the drive worth it!!

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SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! My steak was cooked just right. The appetizers were awesome as well! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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KH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Adrian I think?) was fantastic. He made great recommendations. Don't leave without trying the cheeseburger egg rolls. YUM!

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom here for Sunday brunch on her Birthday. Great ambiance and lots of options for brunch/lunch. Front patio is cute and gets lots of sunshine during the day. We would have sat outside but it was reserved for a private party. Will definitely return.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for brunch with 7 women at the end of a girl’s weekend to celebrate a birthday. We were in the back room which was quieter. Large selection on the brunch menu satisfied everyone ‘s tastes. The food was excellent. Perfect ending for the weekend.

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m
Houston
83 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We were revived promptly, served promptly and we all loved the food. The salad was fresh and tasty, the steak cooked exactly correct, the fish was flaky and moist and the menu creative. They have a good wine list with a little something for everyone.

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S
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and every staff member we encountered made us feel very welcome! Great food and atmosphere!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Federal Grill. Have had two great meals there.

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RF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and the managers are always very gracious and accommodating. The food is delicious and the wine and cocktails selection superb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for my Birthday dinner and food was amazing. Service was perfect. I will Definitely be returning.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here since our daughter has lived in Houston.....It was 5+ star rating in every area.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked this place purely for location, because we needed a roughly equidistant meeting point for family and friends coming from College Station, Katy, Alvin, and Galveston. I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing service we received, as well as the excellent food. We all arrived at different times, but the first ones to arrive were seated promptly and given space to take our time and wait for everyone else. The server was friendly and helpful, and didn’t pressure us to hurry up and order. We all enjoyed our meals, the prices were reasonable, and the mimosas/poinsettias had the perfect ratio of sparkling wine to juice (not too watered down with juice). We will definitely be back!

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UP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu in a laidback and hip environment.

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LI
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for Sunday Brunch with a large menu to choose from and great drink options.

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Drove up it was only valet parking cash only. I don’t carry cash only my debit card so the valet drivers told me there’s parking across the street mind you you’re liable to get towed. Just think for price of food there should be parking for customers if you did valet then the payment options should be more flexible.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent New Year’s Eve at Federal and it was awesome. We love eating here. The food is always great and the service is outstanding. The staff is friendly and enjoyed the entire experience. Hats off Matt! Keep up the great work!

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RE
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive, the food was delish and you can't beat the mimosas. Really good fried oysters. Looks like it might have a fun atmosphere in the bar too. I really liked the clean bathrooms and no smoking signs on the patio. Class Act!

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I celebrated my Birthday dinner with friends and family at the The Federal American Grill.
The place was an amazing dining room experience I loved it very much.. the food was excellent the noise level was not loud at all. the ambiance was great. I thanked the general manager for everything. His an amazing man. A good manager . He asked me how I loved the restaurant and he made sure my guest and I was taken care of.

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JS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always....great for brunch / Texans games....love these people! The best!

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T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, knowledgeable waiter, fun cocktails, and cozy yet chic atmosphere

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JW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived for a party of 5-7. The greeter offered us 2 tables to choose from - very welcoming. At 7 pm it was abit noisy but by 8:30 it thins out and was very pleasant. Nice wine list and killer list of whiskeys and bourbons. Wine manager suggested a wine that was less expensive that what I was going to pick and it was excellent. We had the calamari to share to start. Everyone loved them (ordered a second). I had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked. Our friends had the filet it it was perfectly cooked with a great grilled smokey flavor. I do wish they were served with a vegetable. Our wives had salads and enjoyed them . Service was excellent - attentive but patient. Very enjoyable evening. We will be back.

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w
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was wonderful. We will be back

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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful as always

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The food was excellent. Ambiance and service were perfect. Thank you for a nice evening.

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at the Federal Grill many time and I like the ambience and the food. In general I find it a very pleasant place to bring friends. Good service and when I asked for the music to be turned down just a wee bit they did so the other night. I might suggest that the waiter comes one or two times less to check on our table...I have noted this each visit. It is nice to be well looked after but too many times is bothersome. I know it is better then erroring on the other side but just wanted to mention this. I have in the past also.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, we will definitely go back!

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H
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - friendly service every time we eat here

Wonderful neighborhood feel

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