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.

11/22 Dinner

Cucumber Salad

Mozzarella Buratta, Toasted Almonds, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Lemon Balsamic Reduction, Mixed Greens, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Granny Smith Apples, Red Onion, Walnuts,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Raspberry Cream Cheese on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Winter Hash

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,

Red Peppers, Micro Greens, Jalapeno Relish,

Hollandaise, Sunny Side Eggs $12


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Harvest Risotto

Butter & Garlic Carrots, Broccoli Rabe, Yellow Squash,

Zucchini, Eggplant, Smoked Tomato Broth, Feta, Pea Shoots $16