The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

Dinner 11/3

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo $4 cup /$6 bowl


Red Beans and Rice Cake

Pan Seared Red Beans and Rice Cake with Andouille Sausage

and Remoulade Sauce $6


Paneed Chicken

Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast, Sautéed Spinach, Corn Maque Choux, Lime Butter Sauce $14


Blackened Red Fish

Stewed Tomatoes and Okra, Creole Meuniere Sauce $14