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The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
4.7
2089 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

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00–15:00 Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–16:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 15:00–18:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–21:00

  • 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 15:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 18:30
    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 2,089 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    American

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  1. m

    maxs

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Usually great, but this time the food was not up to par. Chicken Federale was dry and the risotto for the short rib had obviously sat for a while before the short rib was added as it was barely warm affecting the texture. Bang Bang shrimp appetizer was very good and the overall service was excellent. Just a bad kitchen night.
  2. C

    Clbb

    Houston

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The restaurant was ice cold, very uncomfortable. It was very loud. The food was good, not great. Service was average.
  3. RM

    RacquelM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never misses , flavor is always on point and our server manny was awesome And polite.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere for family and friends
  5. JA

    JeffA

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time to Federal Grill and it did not disappoint. The cheeseburger egg rolls are worth the trip alone. The cocktails were perfect and everyone loved the bacon wrapped scallops. A fun evening with the family.
  6. JC

    JC2010

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Meatloaf is excellent!! Really The best I've had!!!
  7. LZ

    LadanZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had a get to gether party of 14 . They informed us by phone that they can split the bill maximum to five cheques and we accepted, but before we order , the server said they cant not do this . So one bill for every one issued and we all had to figure out how much to pay per each person. The good was Ok , the person who brought the plates had no idea which plate is belong to who . Everything else was Okay.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Thomas was our server and was very attentive. He made our experience very pleasant. I made a reservation and they remembered it was for a birthday celebration. Although I was a little disappointed about the brunch menus. I saw so many things just the day before on the website but the menu they had only five items. It was all good though. I’ll be back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and overall experience was spot on!
  10. D

    Dwhite

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dining at Federal American Grill. Service and food was excellent.
  11. AK

    AlisonK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints whatsoever. Outstanding all around.
  12. MS

    MarkS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went for father day and it was OK. I've been to other locations and the food was much better.This place is OK, but parking is horrible. If I asked to go back I would have to pass on this location and opt for maybe the one in Katy.
  13. f

    favorite

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Waitress wasn’t that attentive but it was Father’s Day. Had to continue to ask for things instead of being waited on. Love the brunch!!
  14. ZC

    ZonthiaC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the food and the prices were pretty reasonable as well. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
  15. g

    gatorfoodie

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal for Father's Day. The Chicken Fried Steak was the real deal. Crab cakes were amazing. Ribs were good but not something we would order second time. Wife lived the grilled fish. Kid loved the cheeseburger egg rolls. Nice menu all the way around including brunch. Live music in the bar area but it was not as loud in main dining room. Great service.
  16. CC

    CCRM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for Father’s Day! My dad truly enjoyed his red fish … I enjoyed my chicken and waffles with the truffle Mac n cheese on side. I did send back my brussel sprouts because they had no seasoning on them. Super bland . But everything else was really good
  17. GC

    GregC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing for Father’s Day.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We came for birthday and Father’s Day celebrations. The only table we could book was outdoors, and unfortunately the fans outside weren’t sufficient. We were miserably hot and sweaty the entire time. Would be nice if you had extra fans outside for especially hot days. The food was great but we couldn’t wait to leave.
  19. VS

    VeronicaS

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father's Day brunch was amazing! We had chicken and waffles which was excellent (chicken so moist!), after we ate to our heart's content, we were surprised with a delicious brownie and Ice cream. Delish! Our waiter was very nice, attentive, and funny! Highly recommend!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service amazing food
  21. RS

    RobS

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    First time at The Federal Grill. Food was outstanding. Service was impeccable. Drinks were spot on. Value was reasonable. Ambiance and mood was good. Tables and chairs were a bit uncomfortable, that is the only thing that wasn’t perfect. Bar was great! Will return!
  22. JM

    JaimonM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The place had a good atmosphere but the food was a little underwhelming
  23. KL

    KellyL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So impressed. The place is nice but casual, food is great and service was excellent. Will definitely be back. Cajun Bloody Mary was DE-LISH. There’s apparently signs all over the mens room walls with hilarious quotes… my husband raved about it. I honestly was especially impressed with the waitstaff, and how quickly our table of 7 people was served.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, we closed the place for lunch! Everyone was so kind! Loved it!
  25. CL

    CarLynWil

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The server was nice. She did not bring my food as originally requested, salad dressing on the side. It was mixed for me. She took it back and it was correct the second time.
  26. DK

    DK16

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we loved everything! The food was delicious with ample servings. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and took great care of us. He surprised us with a wonderful dessert to share, a perfect ending to a perfect meal. We so appreciated that the manager checked on us. We will be repeat customers and will enjoy bringing family and friends.
  27. JB

    JaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place and the service was fabulous. But the construction on Shepherd is awful - keeps you from wanting to go back until it's done
  28. KJ

    KayeJ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was awesome!! We will definitely be back.
  29. HR

    HeatherR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New friends from around the world
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    They do NOT have security Cameras on the parking lot. I got robed no vido available
  31. LL

    LunchLady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. (Except for the road construction) Really good food. Staff was excellent. Enjoyed the whole experience.
  32. GC

    GregC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service everytime
  33. AO

    AmyO

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with fabulous dishes. Service is top notch and friendly. Very interesting and tasty cocktails, delicious appetizers and extensive menu of mains. Our experience was perfect.
  34. TG

    TannieG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent dining experience. Our server, Vince, was the best I’ve ever had. We came for a grad dinner celebration and they treated us with exceptional service. The food was great! Highly recommend!
  35. WU

    WestUGormand

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice birthday dinner
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great!
  37. DH

    DarlaH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benny was our server and was so attentive and professional!! Will return to Federal Grille!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for a Sunday brunch! Really good bread and great service over all! Amazing entrees as well
  39. MI

    MICHAELK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had lunch on a Sunday outside. Very nice dining area outside with good weather. They had a live band inside that was very loud and transmitted outside. It would have not been an enjoyable setting being inside due to the noise level on a Sunday morning. Everything else with the dining experience was excellent.
  40. LC

    LisaC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food was delicious and we loved the love band performance. The things I didn’t like was that you have to valet because there is minimal parking and the waiter was friendly but was rushing us to check out. Overall, it was a nice get together but not sure if I would go again.

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 2089 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Federal Grill - Shepherd

510 Shepherd Dr Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Gibson

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00–15:00 Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–16:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 15:00–18:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00 Sun 16:00–21:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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