The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
1590 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDFWdiningrocks
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a keeper!

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NicholeH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning to end.

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vipDonf
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service was very good, impressed with this dining establishment during these difficult times.

LJ
vipLJZO6
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was great . Interesting menu choices.

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Jarnoldy
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall comfort food at reasonable prices. We will go again.

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vipLorinP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Cheese burger egg rolls are a must have. Wait staff very very very slow and inattentive. Had to ask twice for condiments and for the check. Took 20+ min to get our drinks from the bar.

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MattM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Federal. GM Dave, Owner Matt and the team pride themselves on a high quality experience and they definitely provide that.

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seamonkey
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was amazing, nice drink menu. It was a little loud due to a large party near us, but all in all a good date night restaurant.

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vipMistyH
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Won’t go back even with the offer of “free brunch” on our next visit.
Terrible service
Appetizer served cold- which they warmed up after we asked.
Omelette was served with unmelted Swiss cheese squares in it and overall cold.
Burger and fries served cold.
Manager came over to offer solutions. I wasn’t interested in trying anything else on the menu.
My omelette was taken off our tab.
As we were leaving a second manager stopped us and offered a “free brunch” on our next visit... a little too late in my opinion.
This was the second time we had a bad experience there. We will not be going back even with their half hearted offer of free food after a truly terrible dining experience.
Not even going into the live music situation.
Oh then the valet brought us the wrong car and literally looked us crazy when we wouldn’t get in. We had to tell them twice that it wasn’t our car.
Very sad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was deliciously delicious! The Cajun Bloody Mary was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with a group of 12 during the pandemic and they accommodated us well. The drinks, food and service were outstanding. I would definitely recommend Federal Grill to anyone.

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vipShondaH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our server Stacey did a nice job and we enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Houston!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun at brunch with my daughter, the shrimp and grits was outstanding!

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vipBlake
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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favorite
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good date night

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints and the waitstaff is incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Over priced for the food and most of the things we ordered came out cold. Food did not seem fresh. The full federal breakfast is half a plate of greens. Kind of a salad.

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TiaW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My party of 3 was charged gratituity, our waiter repeatedly forgot to bring bread to the table and to put in our appetizer. He also removed his mask to speak. His name was Stacey I believe

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Randy
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The food was good, but not great. One of my teenage sons couldn't find anything to eat on the menu. They should add a few comfort items like a normal hamburger for kids. They only have brisket burgers.

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jrtigers1
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. This is a great go to spot.

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vipMikeL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Service was great. Food was excellent. We will go back.

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vipConciergeUSA
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Federal Grill has been one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. My wife and I visit a quiet often Federal Grill. Not just from the amazing service of the maitre d's, but also the five stars of quality food, great selection of wine options, and the best cocktails selections. And last but not least the service by providing Complimentary Valet parking to all their guest is a plus.
The Federal Grill is one of the best places to visit and to share an amazing memory with that special person!

Thank you Federal Grill and to all the team members that share amazing memories with us.

-Sir. DeLosReyes

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vipBrandiWine
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron man omelet.... healthy and hearty

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vipDavidF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Social distancing and healthy Covid protocols do NOT seem to be follow at this restaurant. Customers at different tables sit within 1-2 feet apart, the waiter regularly pulled his mask down to talk because of the noise levels, appeared to be operating at 100%+ capacity...I will not return to this restaurant due to the fact that they do not appear to be taking Covid health and safety precautions seriously!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the private booth. Seemed private and relatively intimate. Food was great and was a busy night so service was a bit slow. They however gave us complimentary cocktails so that was a nice touch. You gotta try the Sinatra cocktail. Absolutely heavenly.

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DavidM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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vipHunterC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar, food was on point and steaks were cooked properly.

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jonalynj
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Get the crab cake...no like get the crab cake!

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vipJebntex
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite casual lunch location. No rushing. Try the fried oyster app or the calamari. I typically have the catch of the day...always perfectly prepared.

Also, the staff will do their best to make your meal perfect....substitution? no problem.

I also recommend drinks and apps at the bar late afternoon or after work. Always friendly folks around to chat or just have a relaxing break before heading home.

RJ
RavenJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came in for brunch on a Sunday. The reservation was easy to make and the food was good. Service was great

TM
TerryM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Loved the food selection and service. Live music for the brunch. Perfect!

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DavidC
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never fails to disappoint, great ambiance and wonder food and drinks.

CF
ClaireF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf and chicken fried steak was exquisite! My mom and I loved the decor and ambience and the waitress was wonderful!

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Dave
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place for dinner and drinks with family and friends. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Masks optional for staff and valet. Hostess was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a little disappointing. Not exceptional in any way. While the service was ok, the food did not stand out.

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Lloyd
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Would go back. Will accommodate larger parties.

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PerfectEvening
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing. It is a nice hideaway. The bread baskets and jam is ridiculously good. Yummy yummy...

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vipMichaelP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Music was way tooooo loud. Had to tell waiter on four different occasions. Manager did not bother to check out our concern. The restaurant has a lot of upside. However if you have to yell at everyone to talk, I will go somewhere else!!

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 4.7 stars by 1590 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.