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The Federal Grill - Downtown

4.7
4.7
60 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dress Up or Dress Down. A Bourbon or a Beer. A Ribeye or a Burger. Where precision cooking meets quality ingredients in a tribute to classic American cuisine. Dining experiences are complemented by an exceptional whiskey and cocktail list—the essence of the Federal Experience. This location also will serve lunch, happy hour, and dinner, as well as weekend brunches – and will offer catering to our downtown neighbors. New to this location will be a grab-and-go coffee bar, which will offer pastries, sandwiches, and salads throughout the day – and a variety of locally owned 4WD Coffee drinks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (832) 930-5577
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matt Brice
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Fannin & San Jacinto Street, Street Parking & Valet Available
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Good for business meals

  • Houston

    Good for business meals

60 Reviews
  1. RichardH

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had food at the bar and it was served cold. It was replaced but should not be served cold in first place.

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  2. FranW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing place to hold a celebration!!!

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  3. ChanteleS

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Both of our entrées were absolutely unacceptable. I have been to the Woodlands twice and the food has not been good, but thought I would try the downtown location and it was also bad. The omelette I had was extremely dry and the salad with the pecan crusted chicken looked burned. we should’ve sent it back to be honest. I also ordered a cappuccino and it was basically coffee in a mug with a splash of milk. It was not drinkable. 

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  4. MattZ

    Milwaukee

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot. Our waiter, Jonathan, told us he was new, but he did an outstanding job. Food was very good (pork belly appetizer and chicken fried chicken). Smoked Old Fashioned was excellent. They even brought out a bread pudding on the house. Elevated bar food, great service and fantastic selection of whiskey. Would 100% go back when in Houston
    The Federal Grill - DowntownResponded on June 11, 2024
    Thank you, Matt, for coming in — we hope to see you back soon!

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  5. Eliana

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and convenient location. The food is wonderful, and the service is on point. The noise level can be high if seating in the main dining area. Overall a great place for a business meal.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in for brunch after church on Sunday and were attentively waited on by Sergio! very much appreciated the well-appointed tables; eclectic artwork and sports memorabilia made for a cool vibe; scratch kitchen provides delicious food with fresh ingredients and some unexpected combinations that made for a delightful meal

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and brunch. First time visiting and will definitely be back.

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  8. FranciscoF

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and It was an awesome experience. Food amazing and great service too
    The Federal Grill - DowntownResponded on June 10, 2024
    Thank you, Francisco, for coming in — we hope to see you back soon!

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  9. sthalder

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience all around. Food and drinks were excellent and the service was attentive. Good job.
    The Federal Grill - DowntownResponded on June 10, 2024
    We appreciate you so much, sthadler!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shout out to Giovanni for an excellent job. Really enjoyed the whisky bar, appetizers and the pecan encrusted snapper. Great value for the money.

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FAQs

The Federal Grill - Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 930-5577.

The Federal Grill - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 60 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 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Federal Grill - Downtown

1221 McKinney St ste g100, Houston, TX 77010-2011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fannin & San Jacinto Street, Street Parking & Valet Available
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matt Brice
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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