The Federal Grill

4.7
1060 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us for our Mother's Day prix fixe 3 course menu $45 per person Brunch 10am - 3pm or Dinner 3pm - 9pm children 10 & under $10. We look forward to taking great care of the special Mom in your life. Regular menu not available at brunch this day only.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for our Easter Brunch 3 course prix fixe $42 per person $10 for children 10 & under from 10am - 3pm. Regular menu not available for brunch. Dinner 3pm - 9pm regular menu available for dinner service. Please visit our website for our Easter Menu offering. We look forward to serving you!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1060 People Are Saying
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JH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful staff. Desserts big enough to share

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second time visiting FG and while I had a great time, my recollection of the food was better the first time. The blueberry pancakes were great, but the chicken wings lack flavor on their own. That said, the mimosa carafe were a hit and we were there for over three hours! Would I recommend FG, absolutely!

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

This was absolutely the best customer service experience I have ever had at a restaurant. Our server Brady and the management were very engaging and accommodating. They made our visit and meal so enjoyable and fun (and sometimes funny). The food was fantastic as well. We will definitely go back!

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f
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks. If you like old fashions, the flaming oldie is fantastic.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met long time friends for lunch

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu had a great variety, something for everyone in our group and the food was outstanding.

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H
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

Food, service and atmosphere warm and welcoming

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TS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, the service, the cocktails, the FOOD, top notch!!! However, as a young 47 year old with 2 young kids of my own....I was NOT happy to see a baseball cap worn in the main dining room. I come from a southern home, with good ole’ southern values and I FIRMLY believe that a hat should be removed when dining! Now, I do know “times have changed” BUT if the gentleman wanted to continue to wear his cap, then he should have been seated in the bar area where the other patrons were wearing their baseball caps ( two others to be exact). I get the “dress up or dress down” motto. So if you choose to dress up your in the DINING room, and you choose to dress down, then your probably more comfortable in the bar! Maybe I’m wrong. I just hate to see such great fine dining establishments become “dressed down” I like bringing my mother to great places, with a great atmosphere for brunch, lunch or dinner and have it feel special. Sorry, just my humble southern opinion.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service and food!

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F
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! From the cocktails all the way to the dessert!

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JC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Federal Grill is wonderful! The food was delicious with lots of choices. We had a wonderful spinach dip and salads with grilled shrimp and fried oysters added. The staff treated us like royalty! Gave us plenty of theme to visit, even ran after us in the parking lot with a forgotten item. Highly recommended!

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TM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Federal Grill never disappoints. Had a great time and enjoyed the brunch pre-birthday celebration with my mom (her birthday) and my cousin!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service. Definitely will go again if ever in Houston again.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal never disappoints; the ambiance, the food, and the staff are all spectacular. I always recommend it to all that ask.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family came from Missouri and we wanted them to have a great dinner in Houston!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service experience from start to finish. One of my favorite places to dine in the city.

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JM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot. Menu has lots of choices from “good for you” to “great comfort food”. Love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently great food, atmosphere, value , and service. My favorite all around restaurant in a city with many great restaurants.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best spot for brunch! I can only imagine all of their other items on the menu. Drinks were top notch too! Seriously, best brunch spot in Houston and their food was beyond fresh and delicious! What a perfect Sunday!

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E
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with a few friends and the food was phenomenal. We appreciated the extensive drink menu and the attention to detail. Definitely would recommend.

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RJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the great food and atmosphere.

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YD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great. Service was slow, we waved over another waiter to bring dessert menus and the check.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a post-rodeo celebration with 5 kids and they were fantastic!

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JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s good to be acknowledged by the bar staff even if they are busy attending others.

Competing with music levels in the Bar area is off putting but the dinning area was just right. Overall great service, food and ambience

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mimosas were nice and light. The pancakes were in the dry side. We sat at the bar and service was a tad slow because of only having one bartender on staff but he did the best he could. I’d go back. Food was fairly priced and there’s a homey atmosphere.

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SL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved this place. They have an extensive brunch menu, and they serve brunch both Saturday and Sunday. We tried the Braised Short rib Benedict and the Chicken and Donuts. Both were excellent! They also have a nice variety of mimosa carafes for $15. The atmosphere is great, and all the staff are incredibly helpful. I'd definitely recommend it. Don't forget to grab your online reservation with OpenTable!

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W
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food. Service was great as well.

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K
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Servers and employees were very attentive. It was our first time here and were visiting from out of town. We will absolutely be coming back our next time to Houston.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fried asparagus, cheeseburger eggrolls, and filet mignon were excellent; truffle mac and cheese was not flavorful; overrated. Bread pudding was average.

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JL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great for a business lunch. Not too loud, the food is quick to come out and delicious and the service has always been very good. Highly recommended!

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed my visit. The waiters were really attentive and pleasant.

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GG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable restaurant with good food and good value. I like the ambience of this casual restaurant.

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c
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite go-to spot in Houston, you can't go wrong, the food is great, the drinks are great, the staff is always professional and so hospitable. On this occasion they arranged a special bourbon tasting for my boyfriend's birthday. Talked back and forth with me all day to put a plan together... You can't beat this kind of service and have great food too. AMAZE!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and my experience here was awesome!! They present me with a surprise dinner cake with ice cream!! And the food was exceptional, along with the service!

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M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was great, parking kinda stinks though, would def go back.

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OP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Federal Grill was a delightful dining experience. The wait staff was prompt and courteous. The menu was extensive and varied. The evening special was exceptionally flavorful and presented in a beautiful manor. All theough the meal the tea and water glasses we kept briming ful and every request was met in less than a minute.

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S
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rare gem along the N Shepherd route. Surprised us with a delightful dinner. There is outdoor patio seating, however it was still too cool to enjoy dinner outside. Another time.

We started off with the artichoke dip which was good.

Two had surf and turf for dinner and the beef was like butter on the platters. I enjoyed the salmon salad. Absolutely delicious and fresh served on a bed of spinach leaves with nice hunks of goat cheese, berries and nuts. Just wonderful.

For dessert we all dig into the warm chocolate cookie served in a small skillet. Yum!

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J
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Our server Adrian was excellent!

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