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About The Federal Grill

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.

510 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Happy Hour
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Gibson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 863-7777

Website:
http://www.thefederalgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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Private Dining

We are pleased to offer a personalized private dining experience. Our elegant private dining room accommodates groups up to forty guests for a luxurious dinner party, while our bar & lounge is the perfect place for a corporate, commemorative happy hour, or cocktail party.

The Federal Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for our daughter's 26th birthday celebration. The food was quite good but we believe they left off my husband's steak order because it came out very late and was too rare for most of it to eat. Strike #2 for my husband is he didn't carefully read the bill as gratuity was already on it for our party of 6 and he left another nice tip. Guess that young man had an early Christmas present. Again, that was my husband's own fault!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went with a group to celebrate 2 birthdays. The food and atmosphere were perfection. Their bar is stocked with many rare finds. Excellent overall, highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

I go to Federal Grill regularly and am generally pleased. This time I'd say the staff was a bit off. My friend ordered a glass of prosecco that was flat. You could tell that by looking, but when she mentioned it to the waiter he launched into a discussion instead of simply replacing it. He finally brought her another one, and it was good. I ordered spinach instead of the dull "vegetable medley" of green and yellow squash that came with my salmon. I've done this before. It was so salty it was inedible. To their credit they brought me a full side of it that was good. So all in all, it was a nice dinner, but they were a little off their game.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

It never disappoints! Staff is excellent. And the food is even better. My fave!

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Celebrated a birthday, food was great and good service!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing service with even better food.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is fabulous! One of our favs for brunch!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Completion of a move.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a very friendly hostess who said they saw my request and were giving us the best waiter and favorite table which was great customer service. However, it was very loud for a nicer restaurant and the server was very robot-like in his service. He did deliver everything properly and check back with us but not a very warm and welcoming type of server. The menu was very limited if you were looking forward to a nice dinner. There were only a few nicer options then it was burgers, chicken fried steak etc...The food was average, nothing special at all. It wasn't that we had a bad experience there was just nothing special about it.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and a fantastic meal. The braised short ribs were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Federal Grill is now my go to for any occasion. I gave it 5 stars in every category but it is really that good....plus a great value.

Fish is perfectly prepared every time I have ordered the gulf catch. Fried oyster app is perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love this place! The food is always fabulous and the owner, Matt, is always out greeting guests and making sure every one is happy. Our waiter, Jared, took great care of us too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for a late Saturday brunch, The service was great and the food was wonderful. The Bloody Mary's were a big hit. Good brunch menu, everyone could find something they wanted.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We visited the federal grill for Sunday brunch. It was very busy. As we had a reservation, we were seated immediately. It was noticeable that the noise level is quite high. They seem to be having trouble getting the food out in a timely fashion. It took a while to get my husbands bloody Mary out. He enjoyed it however. The food took a long time to get out to us. And, when it arrived it was warm at best. It did have good flavor and we did not say anything as we were hungry and just wanted to eat our brunch. We ordered the smoke salmon Benedict. The waiter did apologize for how long it took.

I would give federal Grill another chance. Maybe, at a time when you’re not so busy!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food and good service. If there is a large outrageously loud and obnoxious table near by, it can put a damper on the dining experience. These should be put in the private dining area if possible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food and the owner was very polite! I’ve been here twice and highly recommend the scallops and summer salad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great evening with friends. Everyone enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We are planning our next dinner there and inviting more friends to join us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. The Kung Pao Calamari appetizer was a big hit. They also have a wide variety of eggs benedict choices, including crab cakes, short rib and the "Big Country" with short ribs and sausage gravy. The atmosphere and some of the framed quotations in the bathrooms are also fun. Arrive early!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ended leaving without even ordering. Waited 15-20 minutes and no one even approached our table to see if we wanted a drink or were ready to order. Very disappointed. We had lunch here and had a great time. But even though plenty of staff was available no one seemed interested in waiting on our table.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Quiet restaurant, but could probably get noisy if it was busy. Great food, great ambiance. Delicious quality without pretension.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have really enjoyed our experiences at The Federal Grill. I admired the manager for always inspecting the restaurant and making sure all the customers were satisfied. The staff is always so attentive and we will continue to return. Food is always great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We wanted to like Federal Grill more than we did. The dishes were uneven--my fish (special) was very overcooked and tough (as were the Brussel sprouts) but my husband's ribs were quite good. The starter of cheeseburger egg rolls was better than it sounded. Seems like, from the menu, that the restaurant has a bit of an identity problem--does it want to be a steak house or a foodie spot? Some of the dishes would have been better with less ingredients. Cocktails had a similar issue--with the old fashioned more complicated than a classic preparation (and additions did not make it more tasty). Easily the best dish we had was the butter cake--light, flavorful and with just enough tartness in the berries to keep it from being cloying. The space is quite pretty and service was fine. With some tweaks this could be a four star spot.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was impeccable! Our server had great suggestions for every question and was extremely patient with my indecisive date!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great food. Ambiance is really nice. Lively and vibrant, but quiet enough to hear the entire table talk. Tuna poke and tuna tartar are excellent, and the short rib is always a good bet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Definitely happy we tried this place out, everything from the staff, the decor, the people, the food, and the drink specials-all good! My friends waffle was a bit dry but that was definitely the only complaint. we had the egg rolls and the calamari for starters and that was such a good choice! The sauce on the calamari was so good, and the eggrolls were amazing. Im not much of an eggroll type of girl and these were so good. We definitely went for the bottomless mimosas, and it was worth it; my friend group always does a mimosa brunch and we are usually drawn to the specials but most times we find that they over juice the mimosas or pre make the batch--not here. very good, very fresh and very quick on the refills! (A++) Croque Madames are a personal favorite and this did not disappoint, so much that I didn't even stop to take a picture I just ate it all up with no stopping, except for mimosas. The veggie omelette for my vegan friend looked good, and the chicken and waffles order looked great but i was told that it was a bit dry, the chicken fried steak and eggs also no complaints, and lastly the egg truffle sandwich; all looked good and devoured before any of us could share with each other, ha!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome place! Staff and Bartenders are the best. Ambiance is great, The Cajun Bloody Mary is the Best I've had in a very long time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service! One of my favorite locations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was great. I believe her name was Georgeann? She recommended a red Cabernet for my date and it was wonderful. I ate the Houston Food Bank menu and it was fantastic! The noise coming from the bar was a bit loud.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was our first time there & both the service & food, were excellent. I'm looking forward to going back real soon.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It's always a pleasure at federal grill. The server was delightful. The only negative thing was there was hair in the biscuit, when discussed with the manager they brought fresh biscuits but didn't in any way compensate is which was disappointing .

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Second visit but first time brunch. Great varied menu, decent pricing, good food +, excellent service (despite a kitchen bobble that was quickly rectified), highly recommend this place!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was delicious and enjoyed the bottomless mimosa. The chicken and waffles were delicious but we would have preferred chicken wings. The service can be improved on...my water glass ran dry a couple of times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Matt and his staff were very welcoming and attentive. We were celebrating a birthday and going out for a date. The ambiance for the restaurant was great and would highly recommend for a date. Our waiter was very friendly and paced our courses perfectly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I ambiance was amazing, the service was incredible, the food was good and flavorful, we had an all around great experience. I have nothing bad to say! If you have s small group of friends or a cute intimate date you should definitely go! This place is cozy, classy, and fun! Please do yourself a favor and get the truffle mac!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very overpriced brunch with greasy and flavorless food. Only upside was bottomless mimosas

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was not as good as it normally is. Steaks were not very flavorful. Also, the service was much slower than normal and even had to wait for wine to be refilled. Not the level of service or quality that we typically get at Federal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was good not amazing, my appetizer a tortilla soup was average. My main course a fish of the day was seasoned very well. My dessert a bread pudding was okay, I think the concept of a chocolate chip bread pudding is cool, however it was more like chocolate chunk, which I am not a fan of...as it overwhelms the bread.

I'm a foodie/food critic so please note my comments are high level and expressive.

Location is great. Valet not so great, they couldn't find my keys for approximately 7 minutes.

My overall rating is a 4 out of 5.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Me and 5 others selected Federal Grill for Houston Restaurant Week/ Brunch menu. HRW added to the high demand of F.G. brunch. Although it was extremely busy, management had an amazing team of kitchen and wait staff. We did stop by and complimented management on a wonderful experience. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Awesome food and great service. Even when they are busy they will do everything to make sure you are a happy customer.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Restaurant was very crowded at 1:00 on Sunday but we eventually got the best table in the house and food was delicious! We tried the Restaurant Weeks Menu and bottomless Mimosa's. Worth the wait and service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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