The Federal Grill

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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join us for our Romantic 3 course prix fixe $70 per person Valentine's Day Menu offered February 13th to 15th (regular dinner menu not available on the 14th). Menu to include items, such as, Filet Mignon, Truffle Stuffed Chicken, Red Snapper, Fried Oysters, Bananas Foster & More...

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1286 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

chose Federal for birthday dinner on a recommendation from a colleague and was disappointed. Compares well to higher end restaurants and has character and ambiance of its own. they treat me well for the birthday without being OTT, and even listen and acted on request by another patron to turn down music a little, which made things even better

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill was amazing!!!!! I will definitely be back, food was great, along with the mimosas we ordered as well. Great staff & fast service!

l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner there for the first time and had such a great experience we wanted to try brunch. It was outstanding! Superb service and attention to everything. Food is out of this world!

MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!!
The food was delicious, the staff was efficient, and it was quite enough to have lovely conversation.

FD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers, managers and owners are always so cordial. Food and service was top notch as always. We love you Federal Grill!! We can't wait to try the new location.

JC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, liked having tv in the bar but I think the restaurant area would be a better experience without the distraction.

W
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very enjoyable!

DS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips was made with Mahi Mahi. Two people ordered it. One thought it was fine. The other thought should be cod.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our experience was average. Nothing that WOW us. Good experience just won’t go back soon.

t
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was not happy after making my reservation a week ahead, we had to go into the back room because the hostess was not smart enough to check her reservations and seated a couple before us who did not have a reservation . I was not given anything to make up for their mistake and i talked to the manger , do what nothing was done, and i had to remind them it was my husbands birthday since they did not check the reservation , anyone know you make reservations for sunday brunch if you do not you are the ones waiting or put in the dark back room,, no excuse for this kind of service , I was very is pointed it was not special at all I hope they train their staff or at least take the time to check zi may not go back and if their new place is the same I know I will not go back to either

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem! If you haven’t been! It’s a must!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow. Waiter didn’t check back with us to see if we needed anything and it took a long time for them to bring us the check-had to ask. We told them it was a birthday/special occasion but nothing was done for that. Food was good except my husband’s eggs were undercooked.

CB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live so close I can’t believe it took so long to try Federal Grill. Love using Open Table for reservations. We were greeted and seated right away, our server was excellent and recommended awesome apps and specials. Also, FG has one of the best ambiances. My husband does such an excellent job grilling our steaks we never order them dining out. My filet was cooked to perfection as was his ribeye. The fact the asparagus was not overcooked was icing on the cake. We were both too full to try their desserts but look forward to leaving room to try next time. Best Rice Military neighborhood restaurant!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J. Davila - Nuf Said!

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot with a great lil patio. They have French 75 carafes, perfect

OT
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for brunch. Great food and friendly efficient staff.

SM
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting, staying in the Heights and unsure of where to eat. So glad we found the Federal. Complimentary valet parking, excellent ambience, decor and a phenomenal bar. Our group had everything from burgers to salmon and shrimp and it was all delicious.

L
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday with my friends, and I loved the entire experience. This was my 2nd time going, the first time being during the daytime for Houston Restaurant Week, and this time I got the nighttime experience. The staff is absolutely amazing, everyone is so friendly smiling and accommodating, and the food is divine! I chose their 3-course preset menu which was perfectly priced for a Starter, Main Entree, and dessert. After dinner my friends and I may have stayed a bit too long at our table talking and the restaurant had started to get more busy, instead of the staff asking us to vamoose so they could turn the table over, they offered us a free bottle of wine just to move to a less busy section of the restaurant and we STILL got great service from the staff! Great job you guys, I’m gonna try and post this everywhere I can so people can know how excellent you all are!!!

SR
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my 3rd visit. Each time has been equally enjoyable and the food is so good. The ambiance is perfect for girlfriend's brunch or birthday celebration.

HT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were there for lunch with a very large group. The restaurant was extremely accommodating, and our waiter Jeremiah did a great job! Highly recommend and will return.

JB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Federal Grill is a gem of a restaurant, with good food served by expert and friendly waitstaff. From the valet to the hostesses to the managers to the owner, everyone works together to make sure one’s dining experience is enjoyable and a good value. Whether dining with family or entertaining friends or hosting an event, one can count on The Federal Grill to delight all in attendance.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and entrees, as always!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

To start, the valet had ran out of tickets so we had to park our own car. It’s not a problem parking myself it just seemed strange for a restaurant that gets a lot of business to run out of tickets. It was never mentioned to us that because we sat outside, we weren’t able to get the complimentary bread like the guests that sit on the inside because of “their policy”. Our waiter was okay, he misunderstood a couple of orders, attempted to fix it in a not so friendly manner. The fried chicken was amazing!

p
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed celebrating our friend’s birthday, and the wait staff added delicious bread pudding for our guest. Loved our wAiter, alex, he went above and beyond. If you love shrimp and grits, try it here. Eggs Benedict also an amazing plate.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have come here it has been absolutely delicious with excellent service.

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Appetizer was delicious. Dinner was good, though I regret not ordering the braised short ribs.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. I had the blackened tuna and have been craving it ever since. Great experience!

KC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! I was surprised how loud it was because it wasn’t very full. The waitress kindly offered to turn the music down. This place always meets or exceeds my expectations!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time.

CB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they did a great Thanksgiving prefix menu. The turkey and ham were amazing along with all the sides!! Loved the fact you can take a take home meal for leftovers!!!

MK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food a d great service. It was a very busy restaurant they never made us feel pressured. Thanks for a memorable Thanksgiving

W
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and service was prompt. Well done

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will be back

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill is a go-to spot for us. The food is consistently great and so are the service and atmosphere. We like to sit in the bar for a more relaxed night out.

S
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was amazing.

CA
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill consistently provides outstanding service, ambiance and food.

SW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Federal Grill for a "sort of special occasion" and wondered why we had waited so long to return. Service was friendly and professional and the food was excellent. We both had salmon (one in a dinner salad, the other an entree) and it was cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend Federal Grill.

JP
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family. I had been here before for dinner but this was my first time for brunch. It did not disappoint,. Out waiter Mike was very friendly and super attentive to all of us. He took the time to explain different items on the menu and we all enjoyed what we ordered. We will be back.

H
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Classy, yet not stuffy atmosphere. Service was spot on. We’ll definitely be back!