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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TH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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G
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
15 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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Graduation

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

I went back in they made everything right. It truly was just an off night. I highly recommend Federal Grill.

For some reason the timing was off on the delivery of our food. Once we got it the food we had to send one back because the Spinach on the main course wasn’t cooked. This was not a typical experience at Federal Grill for us.

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JW
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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S
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tonight the restaurant was hitting on all cylinders. The cocktail was a home run, the salad and redfish special we’re great and the Butter cake at the end was excellent! Just not a fan of the new big TVs in the main dining area.

Great night.

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

We arrived to try Federal Grill for the time and were greeted by complimentary valet. We think complimentary valet is a great option but in today’s world, how many people actually have cash to tip? For me, one who rarely has cash, I don’t like to have complimentary services without tipping but I opted anyway since the parking around the restaurant was non-existent. Note to Federal Grill: have a cash for tip option on the bill.

We brought our pup and the staff were quick to seat us on the patio and make us feel welcome. They provided a water bowl as well! We thought being out front of the restaurant on the patio would be noisy etc since the parking lot and Shepherd run by, but, to our surprise, the ambiance was quiet and nice.

Menu is American with some contemporary twists. We ordered a carafe of Aperol Spritz (EXCELLENT btw), the Spinach Dip, and a seafood Alfredo. The spinach dip was ok and a bit small for the price. The seafood Alfredo was very tasty. There were 2 scallops and 3 shrimp in the dish with a small portion of fettuccine and sauce. For the price, I probably would not get this again, but it was still good.

Overall, we had a great experience and enjoyed our meal. However, the pricing is a bit high for the food you receive.

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome meal at Federal! Took a friend who had never been there. He thought it was excellent. Clean his plate and tried several drinks which he thought were great. Continues to be a favorite. Never disappoints.

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p
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Waiter knew about birthday and brought cake

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LE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch at Federal Grill! Great service. Reservations recommended because they were busy.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Cocktails were unique and delicious, but a bit on the pricey side.

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A
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great atmosphere & the food was delicious!! Filet was PERFECT!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal.

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H
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thank you for helping me celebrate my Nursing Honors Induction Ceremony with my friends and family. From the spinach dip and wings that my guest and I indulged in, to my perfectly grilled salmon and crispy Brussels sprouts. Our experience was exceptional. Thank you for making it a night to remember.
Brianna, our server was also great!

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R
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Have introduced many friends to federal grill and all provided positive feedback

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MA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great food, atmosphere, service and bar area

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RG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch with family aging 80 to 5 and our service and food options were anazing😊

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LC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Easter brunch. First timers. Our order was not put in correctly and we were waiting for a long time. Once the manager became aware, he was on it and more than made up for the error. Nice to see customer service is alive and well. Food was amazing. I look forward to our next visit.

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The atmosphere inside is very nice. Our server Sergio was very pleasant and attentive. Easter brunch ran like clockwork. They have their systems down pat.

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