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The Federal Grill - Shepherd

4.7
4.7
2053 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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Booked 51 times today
Experiences are available.
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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 - Thu - 11:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 22:00,Fri - 11:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 23:00
    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 2,053 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    American

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  1. DH

    DarlaH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Benny was our server and was so attentive and professional!! Will return to Federal Grille!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. MI

    MICHAELK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  4. LC

    LisaC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  5. DO

    DougO

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time there. There was something for everybody. It was a nice addition to the matinee at the Hobby Center.

  6. T

    Thanks

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vince, our waiter was excellent. Food was very good, had the Sea bass....

  7. RE

    RobE

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always awesome , great food , great service , our go to place

  8. HT

    HannahT11

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The short rib was amazing. Waiters and Waitresses are very tentative. Adding Federal Grill to my recommendations for my food lovers.

  9. B

    Brea

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was great!! Food was okay! I am really upset about the powder eggs. Wasn’t expecting that at such a nice establishment. Also, no turkey bacon!! I will return though.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wonderful service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Graduation

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    They didn’t hold my bar top reservation. Food was good though

  13. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    Was very excited to try this place out but unfortunately the service was really bad, or at least our waiter was having a really bad day. We ordered off the brunch menu and we didn’t like our French toast or the pancakes. Very dry!

  14. RL

    RoseL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service and food was great. I love the variety in the menu this the main reason I selected this restaurant. Since it was Mothers Day I selected location that did not have a limited Mother Menu based on Open Table information. Sadly it was limited menu that evening, and the hostess also failed to mention that upon seating us . Though we enjoyed the meal I wish I had know that.

  15. K

    Kwame

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    For this to be Mothers Day, all we want is to have a good experience and be able to celebrate Mother’s and enjoy a great meal. The idea of a pre set menu is to have food out quick and hot. Service was slow. Mimosa carafe came out late and warm. Mothers food option came out cold and had to reorder and entirely different meal. Some food had debris in it but all these things were brought up to the waiter and no apology nor ways to rectify the situation. Management has to do better before I think about coming back.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service as usual!

  17. RC

    RandiC

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and even better service!

  18. PP

    PastorP

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place to invite a guest and get superior service from waitstaff and great food!

  19. d

    diningdoll

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My sorority line sisters and I had an awesome brunch experience celebrating 35 years of Sisterhood in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc.! Food was delicious and our server made our brunch experience fantastic !

  20. CM

    CliffM

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We sat outside and that was very pleasant. The service was good and unhurried. The appetizers were excellent (calamari and bang bang shrimp) and the entrees were good but not as good ( ribs, blackened tuna and chicken sandwich).

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prom Ans Birthday Dinner.

  22. LA

    LaurenA

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve never had a bad meal at Federal and service is always great. Do yourself a favor and order a Silk Pajamas!

  23. KD

    KathyD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've passed by this restaurant for years and never thought to visit. I think the name didn't draw me in. I'm so glad I finally stopped in and can't wait to return with friends, family or just myself. The food was great. The service was great as well. The menu is extensive with comfort foods, seafood, steaks and more. There are so many dishes I want to try. Worth the visit.

  24. NM

    NicoleM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat on the patio and had a nice experience as always.

  25. JJ

    JavaJoe

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent choice for any occasion! Fabulous menu and service!

  26. SS

    SaraS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! The menu has plenty of variety.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I dined in for lunch and the food was great. This was our first time at the federal grill and we both raved about the food afterwards. She had the shrimp and grits, while I had the chicken fried steak. We even ordered a family meal to go and that’s where they came up short. We ordered the slider pack, which came with 20 sliders, onion strings and pickles. Per the online photo it definitely appeared to be a good portion of onion strings and pickles but that’s not what was in the pack when we got home. It is maybe a serving for 1. I’ve attached photos for comparison. Overall it was a good experience but the family pack left a lot to be desired, in terms of value.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite restaurants. Had a surprise bridal lunch for one of my employees and they were very accommodating.

  29. LL

    LanaL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick, delicious and very attentive service. Wonderful place, inviting to come again.

  30. T

    goldenT

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    I would have given this restaurant a higher overall rating but I couldn’t because of the following. We sat outside on the patio because the weather was nice. The patio is comfortable and pleasant but the music playing over the sound system drove me crazy. It was some sort of jazz/bossanova type singer that didn’t seem appropriate for the ambience of this restaurant. The worst part is that the same song played on a loop the entire time; literally over and over. If I was being interrogated all they would need to do is lock me in a room, play this song on repeat and I would easily confess! The whole thing was strange and unexpected. Overall, this is a really good restaurant and I will go back but it would be great if they would rethink the their musical choices.

  31. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent! Service was quick, and wait staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Valet was professional. Restaurant was spotless, restrooms very clean. My only critique is that there isn’t a Federal Grill in Sugar Land, TX — make it happen please! Thank you so much for a memorable Easter Brunch! Will definitely be back. A+++++

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from Nikki. Food was on point. Drinks were great

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place always delivers impeccable service and high quality food! Definitely our “go-to” restaurant!

  34. W

    Warren

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Janice’s Meatloaf is amazing.

  35. BD

    BradD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding. Vincent was awesome. Food is always good. First time at this location. We loved the ambiance. Great night out.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent! Everything else was very good.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great business meeting.

  38. SA

    StanleyA

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time here being trying to get here and I am really glad we did

  39. CS

    CoreyS

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a great experience with outstanding service. Our server heard us talking about a dessert we wanted to try, (at a local dessert shop down the street) and he had it delivered to us at the end of our meal. He went above and beyond and made our experience exceptional.

  40. NR

    NicoleR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing for my first time here!! Food, drinks and service was perfect!! I will be coming back!!

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 2053 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 51 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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