The Federal Grill - Shepherd

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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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Join us for our Thanksgiving feast at either location Hedwig or Shepherd 11am - 3pm 3 course menu $48 per person or children 10 & under $15 per child. Menu choices include traditional Thanksgiving dinner Turkey & Ham, Short Ribs, Salmon, Pecan Pie & more....

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4.8based on recent ratings
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Tguff
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TerriT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
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
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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

Great meal. The calamari is fantastic

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vipHoustonian2000
London
27 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!!

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vipJohn
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Restaurant was extremely packed and people were walking around without a mask on. This place was obviously not respecting social distancing rules! The manager was accommodating when we asked to move to an outside table so I will give them credit for this.

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vipDCSquared
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with a unique variety of choices. I have never had anything that was not excellent. Service is consistent and cordial. I go to for a great evening dinner or bar hang out.

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StevenG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service.

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vipTanya
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hello there were 3 of us and we had a lovely birthday celebration on the patio. We were super excited that the happy hour drinks and appetizers were awesome. We will go back! Nice people and great food.

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would like to ask for a minimum contact experience. Y'all do a great job and thanks you for being open. Could you possibly implement a minimum contact experience? For example: I love that you refold the napkin when you go to the bathroom, lovely, but maybe if we ask for a minimum experience there could be less water glass filling, less napkin folding, etc....I would be super grateful. I am one of those people that really shouldn't be out at all but I am getting so crazy stuck at home now sense March. I trust y'all, being that I used to be a regular. If maybe you could have an option for people like me. Once again, thanks for being open and innovative.

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vipTXGal
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I ordered the pancakes and was disappointed. Nothing special and tasted very plain. I was expecting at least a fluffy pancake.

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DeborahB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire experience!

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Warthog
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance is very comfortable - higher end but not stuffy. The food selection is great and everything was very fresh and full of great flavors. We will come back!

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is DELICIOUS! Awesome customer service. Mr. Lopez and Spencer thank you for an awesome dining experience.

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vipSandpaper
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the HRW Brunch...it was great! Excellent food & service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding! I will definitely eat here again!

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Robinsons
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to try a variety of foods and it was all delicious! The service was also great. Will definitely be returning.

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vipVickie
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful neighborhood gem. The service and food are top notch. There is a wide verity of spectacular wines and speciality drinks. Was very happy with everything would highly recommend. Also, a very nice outside dinning area with a inside feel. Great atmosphere.

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JasmenL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast. The food was great the service was impeccable Spence...made the experience top notch!....and the biscuit and jam.....wow.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was great. The only down side is the parking. They have one vallet receiving and parking cars.

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vipGinaC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost don’t want to overate this place because it is crowded enough. But, this is the nicest overall experience we have had in a long time. We’ve given up on Houston’s, WilleGs because of their terrible service. This is our new favorite place.

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AprilS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service however a little loud but that’s how you know its a good spot

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vipDannyR
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service.

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vipUgotthis2014
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Service and food is exceptionally

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday, Wayne and the staff took very good care of us!

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vipJoleenE
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Federal Grill on Shepherd has fantastic patio dining. The food is always outstanding and I have always had wonderful, attentive service.

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ChandaW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 10:30 brunch reservations so it was still early. Juan was our waiter and he was very attentive. Mimosas were great and a good price ($22/carafe). They were potent and we got about 4 refills each (2 people). I will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend making a reservation because the restaurant does get busy! We order a variety of cocktails, all were crafted very well. One in particular is fizzy lifting drink, a must try. The short rib was fantastic and soft to the touch. The filet mignon was grilled and seasoned to perfection. The desserts where very taste. We had the both the bread pudding and the chocolate brownie. While I preferred the brownie my husband enjoyed the bread pudding. Can’t go wrong with either. Our server Kevin was attentive to our needs! Overall amazing job at Federal Grill Shepard.

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vipSandpaper
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the HRW dinner - outstanding! Short rib, chicken fried steak & salmon, it was all delicious!

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vipRobbieL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Loved Kevin, as our server, couldn’t have been more attentive and professional. Will definitely return.

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GeorgeM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have felt safe and well cared for during every visit to Federal Grill over recent months. We strongly encourage fellow Houstonians to patronize this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was excellent!!! A must

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 1487 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.