The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.8
1555 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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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Please join us this Valentine's Day weekend for a romantic 3 course dinner $70 per person includes items such as Filet Mignon, Braised Shortrib, Wild Caught Salmon & Truffle Chicken. Menu is served Friday 12th to Sunday 14th. Regular dinner menu not available on Valentine's Day. Eat in or to go!

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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Masks optional for staff and valet. Hostess was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PerfectEvening
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Federal Grill on Shepherd delivers. Great food, great ambiance, a team that cares truly.
It is always vibrant, never too loud though, it is a place we feel great in and always enjoy our time.
Don’t miss the cheeseburger egg rolls (yes sounds strange but it is beyond delicious)

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vipAmateurFoodCritic
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We slipped in for a late bite and some drinks. Our server and the other servers worked as a team to make sure every detail was attended. The specialty drinks are always great as is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing as always .....

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shelbs
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Decided to try their brunch for my birthday. It was great. I had the chicken and waffles and the way the waffle is cooked almost like a funnel cake With nicely seasoned chicken breast. It’s drizzled with cinnamon icing served with fruit. The fresh biscuits brought to the table were light and fluffy, served with a nice chutney jam and butter. I also was able to try the house potatoes because the other two people got them with their plates.
Definitely want to come back and try more!

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Geauxto
East Lothian
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We took our granddaughter for her first visit. The cheeseburger egg rolls are my favorite & now hers. Always an enjoyable time with good reasonably priced food.

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MicheleC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, sadly I did not catch her name but she was helpful, kind, and responsive. Food was delicious and noise level was above average but not terrible. Only suggestion I would have for management was increase wine selection by the glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing, restaurant followed COVID guidelines. Gerrymandering our service was spectacular. Always enjoy dining here.

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ManuelD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to enjoy brunch. Had a nice time. Food was good. They had a band.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a great time meeting some friends for brunch. The food was awesome as usual the service was awesome as well. The staff is very friendly and accommodating the food is off the chain. If you haven’t tried the Sunday brunch yet it’s a must do !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great and decently priced! Drinks were way too expensive :/

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GeorgeM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Federal Grill is one of a few Houston restaurants where my wife and I have been eating regularly for months. They have proper protocols. I am an academic pulmonary physician and believe that such institutions with proven protocols should be patronized by Houston's citizens.

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vipEddie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to grab a quick bite while celebrating my 40th birthday. The food was very tasty and my drink was really good. We were in a bit of a rush because we had other places to go, but the waiter came out and surprised me with a birthday treat. Really made my day special. The chicken fried oysters are amazing btw.

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ChainsawTeacher
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there for more than a year. We had forgotten how wonderful the food is. We will be going again soon I’m sure.it is a 50 minute trip, but we’ll worth the drive.

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vipPaulM
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another couple joined us on the terrace for Monday Night Football. Had a great time as usually. Food was fun!

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PhillipH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!!!

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MrMagoo
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was incredible. Benny was our waiter and he was very attentive without being overbearing. The juice was very fresh.

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vipFineDiner
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time. Federal Grill has an amazing team all the way around!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dave the manager ruined our experience. Yelling at our server who was fantastic. Fired him on the spot. Yelled expletives about our server being poor at his job. Every table in the restaurant heard what was happening. I immediately closed out. As kind as Dave is there I will no the returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My date enjoyed her dinner the only bad thing the couple next to us had to much perfume on. Even with social distancing we could still smell their perfume 😁

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PatriceT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food and ambience was perfect! Our waiter was not properly trained or perhaps even suited for this type of establishment. He actually took away from the dining experience.

That was most unfortunate.

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Haylee
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except after we were seated it took someone 15 minutes to come to our table.

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vipbabs
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service!! Phenomenal food!! James the GM, knows how to treat customers with over the top hospitality.
We will definitely be back!!

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JerryB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to this restaurant for my 50th birthday party and it did not disappoint! The ambience is beautiful the food was excellent and there were a lot of choices. The price was worth it! The service was a little slower that evening but I don’t have that against the server. He was very attentive. Will definitely go back!

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chelseaw
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sitting in the bar area and having the “multi server” experience. It feels as though everyone cares for everyone, and we never sat waiting for a service. Drinks and food are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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CypressDan
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a person with “nut” allergies. The hostess and the server where attentive and showed great care to handle it. Making he meal just great with no drama. Would join them again for a meal as I have for pre-Covid events and meetings. Job well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. They surprised the birthday dessert for our friend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was great and so was the ambiance. Our waiter wasn’t attentive but I enjoyed my experience overall. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time

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vipLori
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outdoor table after a rain so it was nice and empty outside and as usual the food was DELICIOUS! I would not want to eat inside during corona because the tables are close together and the restaurant gets very full.

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GeoffA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and noise level for a business lunch. I highly recommend the Federal Grill.

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Lacouv
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My table was double booked so they asked me to move. It wasn't fair to me but they accommodated me with a free bottle of wine.

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KarenD
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager David Lopez as well as the staff were professional and eager to get what you need to make your experience relaxing and unforgettable. Our food arrived hot and delicious. Will be going to brunch soon!

FAQs

The Federal Grill - Shepherd offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 863-7777.

The Federal Grill - Shepherd is rated 4.8 stars by 1555 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.