The Federal Grill

4.8
1134 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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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I recommend getting the chocolate martini and the desert are good

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AV
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned a birthday dinner for 10 people. When we arrived, Federal Grille was ready for us! Table set up. Very attentive from hostess stand, management to server. Amazing staff! I had a cake and things to decorate the table. They had no problem letting me set up early. The filet and shrimp dinner feature was cooked perfectly. Our glasses were always full. Perfect timing on meal. Drinks and cake presentation.

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RS
Houston
174 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Always great food but spotty service.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my meal and it was a great place to catch up with one of my friends :)

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D
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the wait-service was excellent. We will be going more often. My only complaint is that the kitchen pushed the food out a little quickly. Given that we had a later seating on a Friday night, it would have been nice to relax a little more. We likely would have ordered a bottle of wine following our appetizers and cocktails had our entrees not been rushed.

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g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I really enjoys The Federal Grill for my 35th birthday dinner. The valet, hostess and servers were all extremely nice! The food was delicious. I personally loved the truffle chicken. We had a reservation on a Thursday so it was nice and chill, not over crowded. Very nice experience

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant, but it’s the coldest restaurant I have ever been to. I have been seated in opposite ends of the restaurant on different visits and still froze, even with a jacket on. That is my only complaint, but it is probably enough to keep me from returning.

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WG
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town family gathering. Brother-in-law loved the whiskey selection and said he will visit Houston more often just to visit the restaurant. So much for wanting to spend time with family. LOL. Everything was awesome! Thanks for making us look good!

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience was wonderful. Great date night experience overall!

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DG
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been meaning to try this restaurant for some time and was so glad we decided to go here to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was lovely and the noise level such that we could actually carry on a conversation. From the yummy breads to the delicious salads to the ginormous pork chop, it was home run all the way around. We're looking forward to coming back soon!

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f
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner, evening at Federal American Grill. Great place to meet up with friends and family. Highly recommend!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Definitely going back soon!

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DP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 8oz filet was tender and delicious!!! I highly recommend the food!

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SM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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CD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Service great.

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M
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. I will come back often

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CB
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks
Had a good time
Service was great

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FB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch eatery!!!!!!

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RC
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is always great!

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TJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and fun atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussels sprouts are so amazing!!

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
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 on June 22, 2019
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 on June 21, 2019
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
39 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
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 on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
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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JA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Served warm oysters. We paid and left. Good Bloody Mary but the food was 30 minutes to receive and then warm.

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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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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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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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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
9 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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