The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
1943 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.

Experiences

  • But first... BRUNCH!

    Multiple dates available

    Work Hard, Brunch Harder. Come celebrate the weekend with Cajun Bloody Mary's, Creme 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.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Love is in the air this February 12th, 13th & 14th at Federal Grill! Enjoy a 3-course Prix Fixe Lunch OR Dinner with that special someone in your life. Romantic table settings will surely set the mood for you and your loved one's Valentine's Day celebration this year! Reserve your table now!

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    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!
What 1943 People Are Saying
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vipPhillipH
Houston
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very good experience today. The calamari app was excellent as was the grilled salmon and seared Ahi. Finished off with the half baked chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream, made the meal very good. Our server was a touch slow, but appeared to be newer, so with the current state of hospitality help, easily overlooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will was our waiter. He was amazing knew the menu well, made great recommendations. He had a great personality and was a joy to have as our waiter. Management were out on floor and stopped by most of the tables. Fun place with great drinks, food and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, but was wait. But worth it. There was a very noisy party next to us that is and the table next to us noticed but nothing was done.

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vipRonnie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I really can't stand the fact that my only option to park is via valet when you have both a front and back parking lot. Having the whole back parking lot blocked off is frustrating. Additionally, there were a number of cars that arrived at the same time and I had to wait due to the backlog although the entire back parking lot was empty.

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KenB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really good experience there as always. Food and service were just right. The Surf & Turf special was prepared as I requested with the right amount of seasoning. The Stag’s Leap Artemis wine was a good pairing. Ambiance was nice and comfortable although a little loud for my old ears.

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ShamaraL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary was the absolute best!!!!! He was super friendly and very attentive!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was wonderful. We especially loved our server, Will! Food was fabulous and the portions are huge

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to eat in the bar. Eddie was great serving the table. Music a little loud but turned down when requested.

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Chuckster
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience. Vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy going to Federal American Grill on Shepherd and look forward to trying theone on I-10.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food was delicious! The kung pao calamari was fantastic!

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tenilled
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion anniversary celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas lunch...nice server...never felt rushed. Good food, nice atmosphere.

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vip1txnpump
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf was phenomenal- even better than Grandma’s :)

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Will was excellent! His customer server service was great and his attentiveness to our immediate needs was refreshing.

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ChrisS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, was not disappointed. Great food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, comfortable atmosphere. Obviously a very well managed place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went for the “brunch experience”. Food was mediocre. Creme brûlée French toast was very dry, not flavorful. Everything was under seasoned. Only meat offered for brunch was bacon.

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TereS
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Upscale comfort food at it's best.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reservation found and seated in a booth as requested. Drink order taken and delivered promptly. Waiter did not rush us and was there when needed. Fish special (mahi-mahi) somewhat overcooked and dry. Thai Shrimp and Grits composition changed from previous times ordered. Think there was one less shrimp, also. Overall a good experience. Have enjoyed the consistency of the restaurant since it opened six or eight years ago.

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DEBBIEM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French dip I’ve ever had! Great service. Will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Amazing service! I love the intention that our waiters provide. Also thankful for the manager for checking on our table after our concern regarding cold food. I will NOT be getting brunch from there in the future however since it’s pre-made (not made to order) and sits in a warmer. The food (bacon, waffles, French toast, etc.) is cold and hard. As for the overall restaurant, great ambiance!

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vipJoeD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It was our first time. Great vibe and ambiance. Our server Alex was awesome. Thank you for that hot fudge cake and ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner with friends. Wonderful food and service!!

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KimH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! The cocktails are cold, the food is excellent and the staff professional and engaging.

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vipSooSoo
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time was had by all

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vipPastorP
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely a great experience. The staff is very hospitable and professional. The food was to taste.

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vipdalby
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great. The waitstaff led by Kevin was a fantastic. A very enjoyable evening.

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Ladyofpa
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there for their Thanksgiving menu!! Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! Kevin was our waiter and he was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and son was the service. Recommend highly.

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CharlesY
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lupe was awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I spent Thanksgiving at Federal Grill and had a wonderful experience. I’ve been coming to this restaurant for a few years and I’m blown away with great service every single time. My parents really enjoyed themselves yesterday and the food was great! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our family of 5 adults really enjoyed Thanksgiving at The Federal Grill Shepherd. Atmosphere and service were outstanding! Service was prompt and super friendly. It was a festive atmosphere and lots of fun. The restaurant had a great holiday crowd and took care of all of us admirably. Our Thanksgiving dinner plate was huge, and I wish I could give it 5-stars, it just didn’t quite meet that standard, although appetizers and dessert were amazing!

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Polly
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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vipSharonB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent atmosphere, exemplary service. Go!

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vipfavorite
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the food and service.

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vipJimS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service at Federal has been increasingly mundane lately, less personable, less attentive, less professional; more in line with a Texas Roadhouse than a refined bisiness casual restaurant. I hope the trend reverses.

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vipIvybloom5
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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Shejay
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday w a party of 9. So yes a bit more expensive w drinks and lots of appetizers and meal for each but that is on us. The food and I mean everything was delicious! We had so many different dishes-fried asparagus, cheesesteak egg rolls, tuna wontons, spinach dip (wasn’t our fav but not bad), pork chops, buffalo salad, beef carpaccio, bacon wrapped scallops, burger, shrimp n grits, ribeye, French dip, seared ahi tuna. It was all amazing. We will be back!

FAQs

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

The Federal Grill - Shepherd is rated 4.7 stars by 1943 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 bookings at the moment.