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.

10/26 Dinner


Kale Salad

Marinated Bluebird Meadows Kale,

Kalamata Olives, Braised Beets, Red Wine Vinaigrette, 

Parmigiano Reggiano, Toasted Pine Nuts $9


Broccoli Rabe Panini

Roasted Red Peppers & Tomatoes,

Olive Tapenade, Provolone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Biscuit & Gravy

House-Made Biscuit, Spanish Chorizo Gravy,

Sunny-Side Eggs, Goat Cheese, Scallion $10


Oyster Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Onion,

 Texas Pete Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11


North Carolina Red Drum

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,

Carrot & Saffron Hollandaise, Salmon Roe, Bonito Flakes $17