The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
1659 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First Chicken fried steak was great. Second Chicken fried steak was tough and over cooked.

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DAlexan
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you guys for the awesome service

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GabyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent and the food was very good. We had fresh oysters, some bourbon, and I had the braised rib and the wife had the ahi tuna. The food was excellent and served in a timely fashion.

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Stephen
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a tough night for the Federal Grill. Wanting Scotch with my dinner I ordered a Macallan 18. Nope. of the 6 or 7 Macallen's they only had the 12. So I tried Balvenie. Nope. So I tried Chivas 18, nope. eventually was able to get an Oban 14. The Bar Manager was very sincere and apologetic. We understand shortages these days. So I looked forward to my steak, a small filet. I ordered it medium-rare. oops, it arrived medium-well. So we sent it back. rather than going to the top of the queue the waitress simply reordered. by the time I got my steak my wife and son had completely finished their meals. It had to be packed to go at this point.

Well, then the icing on the cake is they charged me for 3 steaks, a $100 error. Of course, I asked to speak to the manager and he took the first incorrectly cooked steak off, and then the second that replaced it. that was good customer service.

The Management of the restaurant did try to make things right. they understand that occasionally things go wrong and they did respond appropriately. The food we had was excellent. (Wife had the Redfish and my son a filet as well). I enjoyed the atmosphere. while we had a few challenges it was a good night with my wife and son. we know that sometimes things don't go right, but they understand and didn't make excuses, just made it right. We will go back.

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virginiab
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Federal American Grill. I went with 2 friends - all first-timers. We all had a great time and will all return! We made a reservation - a must on a Saturday night - and were immediately seated. The service was attentive, but not overly so. The drinks were yummy - quite a variety. We had appetizers and a main meal - that none of us finished - so the portions are generous. All of us agreed that our meals were really good! The restaurant is noisy but we were seated by the front door, the hostess stand and between the kitchen and the bar, so next time I'd like to be further back where we could hear each other and not be in the middle of all the activity. Overall a great time! Highly recommend.

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Mimi
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday to beat the crowd on Sunday. Had a great time. The food was good as well as the service. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipLmas
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was beyond mediocre for the price point.

Our server was great and the mimosa carafes are a fair price but food was overpriced and not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service. My go to!

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mmmmmmmmgood
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and waiter was the best! Nice atmosphere. Kids meal was huge! Chicken fried chicken delicious!

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NewInTown
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was loud, my girlfriends “medium” steak was over cooked and dry, and neither of us finished half our meal. We stopped at sonic on the way home.

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MargaretP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was cold but good
Noise level extremely high
Our server was awesome

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JEBSSB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but the kitchen service was slow. We had a 4pm reservation and the restaurant was empty, but it seemed to take a long time to get our food. We'd give them another try though.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Didn’t realize there would be a derby party so there was more noise than usual I assume. But all in all food was fantastic and our server Chris was attentive and pleasant! Leftovers today were just as good as they were fresh, shrimp and grits and Texas redfish.

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MW44
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Great steak, fresh salmon, reasonably priced. Bang Bang shrimp appetizers was amazing. Celebrated our anniversary and the served added a few additional items in celebration. Will definitely be back!

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RickM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always outstanding. Their crab cake and bam bam shrimp are absolutely "must haves". One of my favorite places to eat.

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GolfGuy
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect place for a group because of the amount of variety in the menu. Our food was very good.

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vipJebntex
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is always cooked perfectly. Always my go to for date night or catch up with friends.

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PeggyV
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, consistently! Highly recommend all locations!

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KaralynJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service, food and ambience are very good. The noise level was very high. Between loud background music and very loud people sitting nearby, it was difficult to have a conversation.

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Norm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This restaurant seems confused as to what it is trying to be. I was looked at funny by staff because I was wearing shorts yet they have TVs playing sports in the main dining room and a buffalo chicken sandwich on the menu. Know your city, this is Houston, we don't dress up for sports and a buffalo chicken sandwich. Only some employees wear masks. Overall the food was good but not great (calamari was over cooked, Sea Bass was good) and our waitress was friendly.

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AndreaR
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great and versatile selection of food choices. Excellent cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really enjoyed the patio. Everyone really enjoyed their food, I had the crab cake and it was exceptional!

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GeoffA
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and location for a business lunch.

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MattM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service are always excellent at Federal Grill. Took a few people who had never been there and they walked out converts. Biggest question was, "why haven't you taken us here before?"

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vipMichael
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sunday Brunch was very busy. Presently, no covid precautions are in place. Limited masks were used by employees, and no social distancing between tables.

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Imac
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waitress was inattentive and didn’t recognize it was our anniversary

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vipPaulM
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cheeseburger egg rolls, enough said!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night!

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vipWarren
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janices Meatloaf is the best Ive ever had

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RicDenStar
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Son’s Birthday dinner was fabulous. The Smoked Old Fashions and wine were great. The food was GREAT all around and our waiter in particular was par excellence.
Thank you for another FG wonderful experience!

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vipItalianFoodLover
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, beautiful outdoor table. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will b back

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vipDebraL
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Gary
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Highly recommend!

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vipPhilD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It was disappointing to see minimal covid mask compliance on behalf of the staff. Shows poor regard for the well being of the staff and customers by management. Will go to other restaurants with better regard for the safety of their staff and customers.

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vipJoleenE
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their patio so much. The service and food were both perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

No a lot of folks wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and delicious food.

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vipPhillipH
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Ambiance is also very nice and comfortable for a couple.

FAQs

The Federal Grill - Shepherd does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Federal Grill - Shepherd also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 863-7777.

The Federal Grill - Shepherd is rated 4.7 stars by 1659 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.