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The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.8
4.8
2138 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 863-7777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Brice

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Matt Brice: (855) 518-4831

  • Neighbourhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross Street

    Gibson

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4-Course Bourbon Dinner

    US$125.00 per person

    Sept 28, 2022 only
    We have partnered with Kentucky Owl Bourbon to bring you a specially curated 4-course dinner on September 28th at 6:30pm. $125/person (excluding tax and gratuity)
  • But first...BRUNCH!

    Multiple dates available
    Work Hard, Brunch Harder. Come celebrate the weekend with Cajun Bloody Mary's, Crème Brulee French Toast, Mimosa Carafes & more! Not to mention our SWEET 80's playlist that keeps the juices flowing (into the mimosas, that is). Stop by & brunch your heart out with us, we promise it's a party.

Offers

  • Happy Hour 3- 6:30 pm! Why limit Happy to an Hour?

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    From 3 pm - 6:30 pm every Monday - Friday, experience elevated service at a bargain price! Enjoy $8 Happy Hour Specialty Cocktails along with $6 Liquors including Jack Daniels, Makers Mark, Flor De Cana Rum, Henricks Gin & many more! Delight in our lively social hour fueled by whiskey, wine, & good times. Stop in for an Old Fashioned, Socialite, or one of our Perfect Margaritas before dinner and you'll realize why we just can't limit these deals to one hour!

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What 2,138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. MA

    MichelleA

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Federal American Grill was fantastic as always - food & service were both great!
  2. M

    Mike

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Federal Grill! This restaurant does not disappoint!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was great! Wait staff were very attentive and the food and drink was excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the place to go for a damn good Old Fashioned. Freddy the bar tender was awesome and the food is amazing. Definitely coming back next time I’m in Houston.
  5. RR

    RhondaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Meatloaf and steak were awesome, as was the asparagus appetizer. The brownie dessert was a MUST - I'll go back just for that alone with a cup of coffee!
  6. TW

    TiffanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatloaf was delicious. My date had the blackened chicken fettuccine. The sauce was perfect. Nothing like OG which is not a good tasting sauce. The server was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. We will be going back again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Federal Grille was the best service I've ever received. Not just the fact it was only 11am but the impeccable amount of care the server and staff showed was unbelievable. Truly a restaurant my husband and family will dine at for years to come. They were just a true wonderful piece to a great trip to Houston!
  8. DH

    DarlaH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will was a great waiter, very accommodating! Food was fresh and delicious
  9. NC

    NinaC

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We sat at a high top table for lunch. We all loved the Kung Pao calamari and the Fried Asparagus. They both had great flavors. Each of us loved our entrees - the Salmon, the Seared Tuna bowl, and the chicken fried steak. The service was excellent. We were not expecting live music, so that was the frosting on the cake. We will definitely be back.
  10. k

    kevink

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely fantastic and a great atmosphere. We got there at 11am on a sunday it was empty. By 1230 it was packed. Good music good vibes.
  11. JO

    JOHNG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was good but the menu needs some updating. service was good.
  12. m

    margareth

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Federal Grill for lunch!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing. Our server was friendly and made wonderful recommendations. Would love to come back when visiting Houston.
  14. KJ

    KrysJ

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Federal Grill was a last-minute decision that ended up being a great decision! Everything was simply perfect. The lighting is low and warm. Just what you’d expect for a date night. Our server, Emily was quick and attentive. Her recommendations were spot on. We had the bone marrow for appetizer, which are amazing! Our entrees of the meatloaf and blackened chicken Alfredo were 5-star level! Even the dessert was outstanding. We will definitely be back soon!
  15. LB

    LaurieB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Nice casual dining experience.Great choices on the menu. Service was excellent.
  16. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Drinks made well. I had wedge salad good. We had 3 different entrées ahi tuna, salmon and shrimp all very good. Dessert duo was excellent.
  17. s

    sushisuzy

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great cocktails and dinner as always. The meatloaf is enough for a couple to share. Oysters on the half shell delicious!
  18. DN

    DonnaN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service exceeded our expectations! First timers, our server recommended fried asparagus with crabmeat for appetizer ~ OMG!! The braised spareribs were a very generous portion and absolutely fall-off-the-bone perfection. We will definitely recommend to friends and will revisit next time we are in that end of town. * Very convenient to Stages (The Gordy Theater), only five minutes away.
  19. SE

    SES3235

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration for my wife. Food was great, service was a little slow. I’m assuming it was due to the party in the back room that had the kitchen backed up. The restaurant was COLD! We had to go get jackets out of the car and it made our food go from hot to lukewarm in a hurry. Still, love so many things on their menu we keep going back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing to Owner and staff. Great customer service . Food was great as well. We will definitely be back .
  21. JH

    JeffreyH

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration but didn't want a large meal so decided to have appetizers and wine. We had the cheeseburger spring rolls (a must try), chicken wings (good quality & sizeable wings), parmesan asparagus (oversight in the description as we were pleasantly surprised with the lump crab on the appetizer so a definite must order) and the last item was the Fontanini spinach dip (not my favorite but definitely not a dud). The birthday dessert a chocolate chunk bread pudding was extremely well received. The staff was very well versed on the wine list and suggested a couple of great winners. Definitely a great place for casual lunch or dinner.
  22. ED

    ElaineD

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and experience! Loved the Camp Hope selections for a great cause! We will be back!
  23. S

    Seeray

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. I will make this a regular spot in the future.
  24. p

    pmoore

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bday friends
  25. PG

    PatG

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, service and ambiance!
  26. s

    susanc

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emily was great! Definitely go back and ask for her as our waitress
  27. HG

    HalG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great portion sizes for the price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday. Great food and great service.
  29. MM

    MartinaM

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the tortilla soup and grilled chicken with cilantro dressing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service as always, live band was just a bit too loud to enjoy food over.
  31. KM

    KonradMolski

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i've been dining at Federal Grill for the past 5 years and the service, food quality, ambiance, and value are amazing. Consistently great experience for both personal and business setting. Great whiskey selection and dinner menu!
  32. TM

    TerryM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great music and very good food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! As always, David and Mynor at the bar made the night extra special. My brother came in to Houston that I haven’t seen in almost 2 years due to COVID and his Naval Duties, so we appreciated the attentiveness and their level of professionalism. My brother’s best life-long friends were in attendance as well and they appreciated the service and raved about the food. Thank you, Federal!
  34. AO

    AmyO

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good restaurant week menu. Slightly noisy for conversation but nice atmosphere, great cocktails, food and service.
  35. k

    kgm2010

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  36. RS

    RobS

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    2nd time at The Federal Grill. Ordered NY Strip Steak and first the whole plate came out cold. 2nd the steak was undercooked. My wife was finished with her meal long before me. Quality of the meat was not Acceptable. Steak was Very tough - low quality. I won’t return there for steak. It’s a great place and their scotch menu is out of this world! Atmosphere and ambiance was fantastic. Can’t give a 5 star rating though because of the steak.
  37. RM

    RoneM

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food as always. Very consistent and never disappointed.
  38. WG

    WalterG

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  39. DU

    DiegoU

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    loved the experience however the pancakes were way too dry,
  40. J

    Jakeflies

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious.. got 3 course special.. salmon & shrimp & grits… both meals were excellent!

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 4.8 stars by 2138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Federal Grill - Shepherd

510 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Gibson

  • Neighbourhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Brice

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 863-7777

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Matt Brice: (855) 518-4831

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