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The Federal Grill

4.6
799 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(713) 863-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Gibson
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Brunch & Dinner Celebration for Mother's Day. Come celebrate the one that really works the hardest...MOM...of course! with our special 3 course menu Brunch $45 per person or Dinner $55 per person. Children $15. We look forward to serving you! regular menu not available mother's day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 799 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was our anniversary. Great spot- we were well cared for

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Once again Federal Grill exceeds my expectations. Our waiter Derek was awesome, customer service is awesome, food was awesome, Matt is the owner is awesome and over all the experience was GREAT! Consistent excellent service everytime we visit for date night or with a group of friends.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a nice meal out, time and time again. Atmosphere, service and food are just perfect every time.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been here several times. We love to sit in the bar and watch college football. This last occassion was to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was top notch. This is one of our favorite places to go.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The brunch is great and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a great idea to grab a brunch. Wonderful food great atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place seems like a nice restaurant, I have been here for drinks and they definitely excel in the bar area. So I thought I would give it a try for my anniversary dinner. That was a mistake, they took my special day and made it a flat experience. When I placed my reservation, I noted that it was my anniversary, and requested that they congratulate my wife on 23 years. When we walked in, the place was fairly empty (probably because it was Easter Sunday), but that should have allowed them to pay extra attention to us. Not one mention of our anniversary, just a question about Easter, to which my wife responded it was our anniversary, and the waiter didn't not even say congratulations at that point. The food was good, but we left that place feeling empty because of the service and experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Typically, I don’t leave reviews for restaurants where I dine during Holidays, however The Federal Grill did a superb job. Our brunch was wonderful, server was very attentive but not intrusive, the brunch choices were excellent and the ambiance was very nice. We were seated immediately, even though we arrived a bit early, everyone was very gracious and the food was delicious. I will definitely be dining with them again soon. I highly recommend The Federal Grill.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch and fixed menu. Food was ok but not great. service was slow but adequate. Might give it another try when not a holiday crowd which may have affected both food and service. Brioche French toast is more an art and definitely not mastered on our visit.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wondeful Saturday brunch! Reasonable priced Mimicking sas, variety of Benedicts. My chicken and waffles were yummy.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Ribeye was too chewy, not tender at all.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Restaurant was quite on a Monday NIght which was great for our meeting. Food was outstanding and service quick and complete. We will be meeting here again in the future. They have an interesting menu and you should be able to find something to please everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Friendly staff and good food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent restaurant with a highly varied menu.

The food is prepared quite well

The bar is excellent with many craft cocktails as well as all the old standby's

Good value

Fun atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Yummy brunch! Always consistent and always good!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

On my reservation I noted we were celebrating a birthday but the staff did not acknowledge that. Disappointing but overall I love the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

2nd time here- still impressed. Great food, great service. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Friendly welcome, Food was Awesome, Service was great, and atmosphere was quaint. Great value for your money! I would go back in a heart beat!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Everyone from the valet, host, waiter, manager, and Matt the owner went above and beyond for me and my clients. They provided the perfect ambience for my need. They were very personable and attentive but knew when not to disturb. Overall they are the best and one of the only place I take my business clients! Thanks Matt for doing such a fantastic job! - J Davila

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Very nice place, we’ve been a few times. Everything was great but not fantastic. With today’s steak seafood house prices, I expect a lot!
And $14 is too much for a top shelf margarita!
Still a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good design with an outdoor dining area, indoor bar area and an indoor dining area, all nicely separated. The mixologist/bartender showed great imagination in the cocktails he created and in their names. Food was uniformly good. Service was highly attentive, but not overbearing. Our server knew that we needed to leave by a certain time to attend a performance downtown. BTW, the restaurant is so close to Memorial Drive that we were able to get downtown in about five minutes.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Too expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It's loud and dark, but the crowd is fun and energetic, and the food was outstanding. We loved everything - our cocktails, wine, appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our dining experience at the Federal Grill was okay. The food was good but be forewarned that the portion sizes are small. (The oysters on the appetizer menu were very good. I highly recommend them.)
Our waitress was excellent! The ambience is okay.
The valet parking uses up almost all the available spots. We had to park in the neighborhood. (We like to walk so no worries.) If you like to valet park then no problem. Not a bad place to try but probably won't be back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Ask to sit in Jared Godfrey's section. Spot on service. His answer is always yes to any request.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good as usual. Have been to this business about a dozen times and will return.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The Federal Grill was a nice surprise for us. It was a very good experience with service, food, and general ambiance being just right. Our meals were both seafood, the gulf fish special and the market fish special. Both were extremely fresh and prepared well, cooked to just the right done ness with complimentary sides. We split the spinach salad to start which was a fresh take on spinach salad with the addition of strawberries and blueberries. We also asked for bread and they brought their wonderful buttery biscuits with jalapeño jelly. The only snag was the wine list, was very strong on liquor and whisky but just a tiny list of listless wines, none of which were very interesting. We ended up not drinking a bottle, just having the garden variety Pinot they offered by the glass. Desserts looked appetizing but after our well portioned dinners we felt we didn’t have room even in the dessert “compartment.” I would make room next time, as it looked enticing. I would definitely return to try other dishes. We did go on a Saturday evening and went a bit early, which saved us the noise factor, and the possible service issues that can occur on a weekend night.
Definitely try it!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Alfredo was our server and he was excellent. My aunt was visiting from Ohio for her birthday and he made it so special. He crafted a none alcoholic drink for her in a special martini glass and everything. She raved about her birthday brunch and had so much fun. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very cool decor. Rustic urban with refined finishes. Very warm and welcoming. The food is good and the presentation is beautiful. Don’t leave without trying the tres leches

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice place, amazing whiskey menu.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great time with family. Great service and welcoming for a group of five plus a baby.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great location and ambience the meal was a little pricey for what was offered.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner date. The food was excellent however the portion size to the price was not so much. The ambience was very romantic:)

Overall it was a good dinner but I don’t think we will be coming back to this place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pricey
Pricey

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service at this restaurant is top-notch. The food was a bit pricey for what we got but it may have been the Valentines day menu. I will be trying this place out with my wife and checkout the regular menu. But overall ... great experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great service was also great.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I highly recommend this restaurant, the server took time to understand our needs and ensured that we had a good time on Valentine’s Day.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This was my third time to this restaurant and was very disappointed with the meal; although the other two times were excellent. Service and ambiance is just right. I will give them another opportunity to redeem themselves.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is a great restaurant to go to before or after the theater. The food is excellent, the service as good. It is a great restaurant to celebrate special occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been here once before for a party but wanted to come back just us. We are so glad we did! Best steak I have had in a long time!

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