The Federal Grill

4.7
1118 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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M
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. I will come back often

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

Thanks
Had a good time
Service was great

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

My favorite brunch eatery!!!!!!

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

Service and food is always great!

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

Had an excellent experience - delicious food, great service, fun atmosphere.

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

Excellent food, service and fun atmosphere.

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

The Brussels sprouts are so amazing!!

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

Everyone was fantastic! He had a large birthday brunch (15 or so). Originally the number was 10. I called the night before to increase and we still had more. They were so accommodating and our waitress was amazing. It was perfect.

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

The food is total quality. The price reflects the quality food. A very nice place to eat. Maybe not everyday if you are on a budget but if not then it should be at least weekly if not more.

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SJ
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for hubby’s birthday. Ambiance was great. Service was above par..they felt they were slow getting our food out so they brought us complimentary dessert. Then they toasted my husband with a bottle of Moët champagne for his birthday! Throughout the evening several staff came over to ask how we were and if they could do anything for us.
Very impressive!

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L
Houston
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Houston! We lived in Houston for 8 years and have tried all the new and trendy places plus the oldies and Federal Grill is definitely our go-to. LOVE the socialite cocktail and the seafood specials!! And the half-baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert (for 2) is THE BEST EVER!!!! Highly recommend this place for dinner!!

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OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cool vibe. Food was so delicious. Very flavorful!!

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

Met long-time friends, we shared an appetizer and dessert and we all tried something different, ALL great! Definitely going back!

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch and great service! Food was delicious as always!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Our reservation was at 1245. We were seated by 1257. Didn’t get any food until almost 2pm. Ate and paid the bill at 255pm. It was just a burger and egg dishes...that is waaaay tooo long for brunch. I had to ask what happened to our order

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was good and the food was also good. We went for Father's day at 12:15 pm. Brunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm that day.
Unfortunately, by 12:15 on Sunday they were already out of chicken & waffles and also out of cheesecake. Very dissapointing.

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AR
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch. The food was fantastic! Everyone at our table was pleased with their food. The service was spot on. Our drinks were always full, plates were taken away as they were empty and we didn’t have to wait forever for the check. We will definitely be back! I can’t wait to go back for dinner. The dinner menu looked wonderful.

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S
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s day

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was wonderful from beginning to end.

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G
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant in the Heights for brunch! Father's Day brunch was perfect. We went around 10:00 am so escaped the crowd. Was told that they were expecting over 400 people throughout the day! We will return there again for breakfast/brunch on a quieter weekend. Highly recommended.

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S
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good and the restaurant was nice. I was expecting something a little more "special". Definitely worth a try if you are in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal Grill is perfect for our group of ladies to meet for lunch. The food is great, the menu is varied, the staff is delightful, and the setting is very pleasant. We will be back frequently, I’m sure.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food and dining experience. Perfect for business lunch.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Sunday brunch spot. Massive bar menu and amazing cocktails to get that perfect brunch. Service was great.

We changed the reservation from 3 people to 5 people when we got there, and hence it took a while for us to get a table. Other than that, an overall great spot.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and top notch service as usual!!

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

The entire staff was polite and kind.
Gave us wonderful feedback on the meals.
Server was extremely helpful.

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FD
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food. Spot on service. Reasonable prices and extraordinary whiskey selection!!

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I
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great personal service! Made my friends birthday more memorable. Delicious & craveable food & drinks! Will be back very soon.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We tried Federal Grill based on the reviews others have posted. Restaurant was nice. Server was courteous. Food was marginal. We had traditional eggs Benedict and the big Benedict breakfast. The food was barely warm. The potatoes were not thoroughly cooked and crunchy in the inside.

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GH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch. Food is delicious as usual. Love the mimosas! My first time having the Ironman omelette and it did not disappoint.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Took 45 minutes for the appetizer to arrive, then the fish of the day overcooked and undercooked brussel sprouts.
Not a good first impression.

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

Great meal and service.

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P
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service at the level of a Michellin star restaurant- truly impressive! Lively on a Friday evening. The appetizers were outstanding, the main course very good, the dessert was ok. Our party of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the meal!

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CD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and food was fantastic.

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

We had a large party of 10, including foodies and a 10 year old. EVERYONE enjoyed their meal!

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PJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere were great. Had been there for an awesome lunch on three occasions, but never for dinner. Dinner was even more awesome than lunch.

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MT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent whiskey cocktails and great food.

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w
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and we love it. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Whisky selection is extensive. Will go back.

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JB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend The Federal Grill, because of the dedication to quality, delicious food and excellent service that begins with the parking valet attendant, continues with the hostess and culminates with the waitstaff. It is a friendly establishment that also manages a level of sophistication that invites one back again and again. Ownership and management are to be commended for The Federal Grill’s success

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