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.

11/23 Dinner

Trout Salad

Smoked NC Speckled Trout, Spanish Artichoke Hearts,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Lemon Balsamic Reduction,

Mixed Greens, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Beet Sandwich

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

Arugula, Raspberry Cream Cheese on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Winter Hash

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe,

Red Peppers, Micro Greens, Fried Lunchbox Peppers,

Hollandaise, Sunny Side Eggs $11


Fried Chicken Pita

Texas Pete Aioli, Jalapeno Red-Pepper Relish,

Romaine, Roasted Tomato, Cucumber on a Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Smoked Flounder Ravioli

Brussels Sprouts, Zucchini & Yellow Squash,

Garlic & Butter Carrots, Olive Tapenade, Apple Velouté $15