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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Feast 11am to 4pm 3 course menu $48 Adults. Kids menu (10 years & Under) $15. Featuring dishes: Traditional Turkey & Ham, Braised Short Rib, Truffle Stuffed Chicken, Salmon, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake and more..regular menu not available this day. Let us take care of you!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1248 People Are Saying
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JP
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Michael, our waiter, was outstanding. A good balance of making sure we had what we needed but giving our party a chance to have private conversations.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. Thank you Will for all the recommendations. Everything suggested was on point. I also felt that Will set the standards high for our next visit.

LI
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to watch the games and have the BEST Brunch in town!!!

DL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought it was great. Would definitely go back

F
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything on the menu at The Federal Grill is reliably good! My go-to entree is the cheeseburger bowl - a well-prepared burger atop a tasty cobb-like salad; my husband loves the wagyu burger. I recommend the fried oysters, and any other seafood item on the menu - as well as anything beef. Haven't tried any of the chicken dishes - we cook enough of that at home that I prefer to order something else when I'm out. Inventive cocktails and an impressive whiskey list!

M
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered medium well steak that came out rare. I just ate it this time because this is the second time this has happened. The first time I sent it back and then had to wait another 10 mins while my guest ate. I’ll just have to order well done next time.

s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was an excellent server. The true test of a good brunch is how the eggs are cooked. My over medium eggs were perfect - soft yoke, firm white all the way through. Poached eggs were perfect, too. And the bacon was nice and crispy - cooked just right. Only drawback - it was a bit loud, but what restaurant isn't these days.

KC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this place. The patio was very nice. Our server was very attentive even though he was also handling another large group. Chicken and waffles were very good.

LN
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It started with the hostess putting us into a far corner booth not considering our request for a table even though several were available. Initial drinks were slow in coming. The waiter totally forgot our wine. High point was the valet taking care of the Vette. Oysters not as good as prior visits.

IM
Houston
84 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

World Series Game 3 was not a quiet night to dine at Federal. The diverse crowd was cheering on the team in the bar as well as the dining room. We depend on the solid cocktail program and appealing menu items at Federal Grill. As usual, we were not disappointed, although my Fizzy Lifting Drink (vodka, lemon, strawberry, St. Germaine) was a little sweet that night. I enjoyed the Parmesan crusted fish with creamed spinach - the ultimate comfort food. My husband's beef short rib with risotto was smoky like brisket, delicious, rich and filling. Best of all, the Astros won that night! Federal Grill is always a winner.

a
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

anniversary dinner - service was excellent - food excellent - even brought out a anniversary dessert

GS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks with outstanding service

RG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere, all GREAT! Thanks for an excellent birthday brunch, we will definitely being going back!

w
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, consistent restaurant. Service was attentive but not annoying, so many great food options!

JA
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for Sunday brunch! The tacos are great, as are the omelets!

S
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Exceptional cocktails

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal never fails to please. Great food. Great Service. Every single time.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my FAVORITE restaurant in Houston. This time it was a family birthday dinner for my husband and they were kind enough to bring out a free dessert. The food is always good. The service is always great. Locally owned. It’s perfect.

OT
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing as always

P
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the tuna poke for the first time and it was amazing. Dave and the staff were welcoming as always and very attentive. Love this place!

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was fabulous. We will definitely be going back!

V
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to have family, friends or night. Food was excellent and the menu was extensive with something for everyone. Our waiter Sergio was on top of things and recommended something different for each person to perfection. Sergio was always near and but left us to talk which was perfect. We will be back again and ask for Sergio. The kids ordered a filet, chili, and a hamburger as one of many perks of being a father is Dad gets to try it al! All were great, see you soon.


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SP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit. We sat outside Inside seemed very noisy. Food, service & ambiance were great. Will be back.

JU
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt runs a first class restaurant. The food. staff and service are always on point.

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time...had a great time, great food and service. Will be back

JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill never disappoints! I took a work colleague to dinner to celebrate her recent promotion. The meal and service were amazing, as always, and she was beyond impressed. Another wonderful experience- thanks Federal Grill!

OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Just as satisfying as the first time. We got the cobb salad and federal breakfast. Both were excellent but were outdone by the fantastic brussels sprouts. Get them!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as usual. My sister & I believed one of the owners and his family sat at the table next to us. Unfortunately, they did not great us like they did everyone else, nor did the other manager on shift. Otherwise the food was delicious & fast!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, carafe of mimosa was a good value. Impeccable service

OT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions at brunch were very large and the food was delicious. We had the chicken fried steak and the federal sandwich. Both were good. Sandwich was better. Service was good.

VE
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. The cocktails were fine. My only complaint is that the dining area had large screen TVs installed. May be ok for the bar and even the outdoor seating but not the dining area, IMO. Otherwise, I’d recommend for sure.

SH
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I met my sister and niece here to treat my sister for her birthday. It was brunch on Saturday and we ordered from the brunch menu. My sister was particularly interested in shrimp and grits and, after having enjoyed dish she received at federal grill, exclaimed, “I need this in my life!” The crabcake on my Benedict was predominantly crab, which please made it greatly. The roasted potatoes were room temperature, and seasoned wonderfully. Yeah Cajun bloody Mary was adorned with a skewer of shrimp, a pepper, and other items, then topped with a glaze donut hole! Spice level was just right.

Our server was very nice and could’ve passed for Jose Altuve’s older brother. The only slip up was on the coffee which showed up pretty late during the dessert course. All in all, a wonderful experience and we will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Adrian was a wonderful server very attentive making sure we needed for nothing will definitely be back as long as he’s there

T
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. You can always expect consistency at Federal Grill. The biscuits they give you when you are seated is an extra. Love this place.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend The Federal Grill to friends. The food was fantastic!! Salmon was spiced and cooked perfectly and the chicken fried steak was the best.
The decor was very nice but most of the framed quotes/comments were more for a gentlemen's restaurant. At first I thought we would be the only ladies there but there were numerous parties of just ladies.

j
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great. Awesome food service and drinks. Feels like home just you don’t have to clean up!

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! First visit to this spot and we will definitely return!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food !!