The Federal Grill

4.8
1082 reviews
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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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PJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere were great. Had been there for an awesome lunch on three occasions, but never for dinner. Dinner was even more awesome than lunch.

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MT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent whiskey cocktails and great food.

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w
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and we love it. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Whisky selection is extensive. Will go back.

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JB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend The Federal Grill, because of the dedication to quality, delicious food and excellent service that begins with the parking valet attendant, continues with the hostess and culminates with the waitstaff. It is a friendly establishment that also manages a level of sophistication that invites one back again and again. Ownership and management are to be commended for The Federal Grill’s success

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Graduation

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JJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went back in they made everything right. It truly was just an off night. I highly recommend Federal Grill.

For some reason the timing was off on the delivery of our food. Once we got it the food we had to send one back because the Spinach on the main course wasn’t cooked. This was not a typical experience at Federal Grill for us.

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JW
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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S
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tonight the restaurant was hitting on all cylinders. The cocktail was a home run, the salad and redfish special we’re great and the Butter cake at the end was excellent! Just not a fan of the new big TVs in the main dining area.

Great night.

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B
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to try Federal Grill for the time and were greeted by complimentary valet. We think complimentary valet is a great option but in today’s world, how many people actually have cash to tip? For me, one who rarely has cash, I don’t like to have complimentary services without tipping but I opted anyway since the parking around the restaurant was non-existent. Note to Federal Grill: have a cash for tip option on the bill.

We brought our pup and the staff were quick to seat us on the patio and make us feel welcome. They provided a water bowl as well! We thought being out front of the restaurant on the patio would be noisy etc since the parking lot and Shepherd run by, but, to our surprise, the ambiance was quiet and nice.

Menu is American with some contemporary twists. We ordered a carafe of Aperol Spritz (EXCELLENT btw), the Spinach Dip, and a seafood Alfredo. The spinach dip was ok and a bit small for the price. The seafood Alfredo was very tasty. There were 2 scallops and 3 shrimp in the dish with a small portion of fettuccine and sauce. For the price, I probably would not get this again, but it was still good.

Overall, we had a great experience and enjoyed our meal. However, the pricing is a bit high for the food you receive.

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome meal at Federal! Took a friend who had never been there. He thought it was excellent. Clean his plate and tried several drinks which he thought were great. Continues to be a favorite. Never disappoints.

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p
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Waiter knew about birthday and brought cake

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LE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch at Federal Grill! Great service. Reservations recommended because they were busy.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Cocktails were unique and delicious, but a bit on the pricey side.

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A
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great atmosphere & the food was delicious!! Filet was PERFECT!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal.

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H
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Thank you for helping me celebrate my Nursing Honors Induction Ceremony with my friends and family. From the spinach dip and wings that my guest and I indulged in, to my perfectly grilled salmon and crispy Brussels sprouts. Our experience was exceptional. Thank you for making it a night to remember.
Brianna, our server was also great!

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R
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Have introduced many friends to federal grill and all provided positive feedback

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MA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great food, atmosphere, service and bar area

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RG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch with family aging 80 to 5 and our service and food options were anazing😊

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LC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Easter brunch. First timers. Our order was not put in correctly and we were waiting for a long time. Once the manager became aware, he was on it and more than made up for the error. Nice to see customer service is alive and well. Food was amazing. I look forward to our next visit.

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The atmosphere inside is very nice. Our server Sergio was very pleasant and attentive. Easter brunch ran like clockwork. They have their systems down pat.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son’s 13th Birthday

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful staff. Desserts big enough to share

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my second time visiting FG and while I had a great time, my recollection of the food was better the first time. The blueberry pancakes were great, but the chicken wings lack flavor on their own. That said, the mimosa carafe were a hit and we were there for over three hours! Would I recommend FG, absolutely!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely the best customer service experience I have ever had at a restaurant. Our server Brady and the management were very engaging and accommodating. They made our visit and meal so enjoyable and fun (and sometimes funny). The food was fantastic as well. We will definitely go back!

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f
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks. If you like old fashions, the flaming oldie is fantastic.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met long time friends for lunch

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu had a great variety, something for everyone in our group and the food was outstanding.

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H
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

Food, service and atmosphere warm and welcoming

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TS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, the service, the cocktails, the FOOD, top notch!!! However, as a young 47 year old with 2 young kids of my own....I was NOT happy to see a baseball cap worn in the main dining room. I come from a southern home, with good ole’ southern values and I FIRMLY believe that a hat should be removed when dining! Now, I do know “times have changed” BUT if the gentleman wanted to continue to wear his cap, then he should have been seated in the bar area where the other patrons were wearing their baseball caps ( two others to be exact). I get the “dress up or dress down” motto. So if you choose to dress up your in the DINING room, and you choose to dress down, then your probably more comfortable in the bar! Maybe I’m wrong. I just hate to see such great fine dining establishments become “dressed down” I like bringing my mother to great places, with a great atmosphere for brunch, lunch or dinner and have it feel special. Sorry, just my humble southern opinion.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service and food!

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F
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! From the cocktails all the way to the dessert!

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JC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Federal Grill is wonderful! The food was delicious with lots of choices. We had a wonderful spinach dip and salads with grilled shrimp and fried oysters added. The staff treated us like royalty! Gave us plenty of theme to visit, even ran after us in the parking lot with a forgotten item. Highly recommended!

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TM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Federal Grill never disappoints. Had a great time and enjoyed the brunch pre-birthday celebration with my mom (her birthday) and my cousin!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service. Definitely will go again if ever in Houston again.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Federal never disappoints; the ambiance, the food, and the staff are all spectacular. I always recommend it to all that ask.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family came from Missouri and we wanted them to have a great dinner in Houston!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service experience from start to finish. One of my favorite places to dine in the city.

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JM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot. Menu has lots of choices from “good for you” to “great comfort food”. Love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently great food, atmosphere, value , and service. My favorite all around restaurant in a city with many great restaurants.

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