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.

11/30 Dinner


Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers, Goat Cheese,

Dijon-Apple Vinaigrette, Walnuts, Tiny Farms Arugula $9


Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Pickled Banana Peppers, Red Onion, Swiss,

Arugula, Cranberry Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Buratta Salad

Mozzarella Buratta, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Toasted Almonds, Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette,

Balsamic Reduction, Local Baby Mustard Greens $9


NY Strip Tacos

Orange Pico de Gallo, Avocado, Cilantro, Green Onion,

Chipotle & Horseradish Crème on Corn Tortillas $12


Biscuit & Gravy

House-made Biscuit, Spanish Chorizo Gravy,

 Fried Chicken Breast, Shiitake Mushrooms,

Pickled Onions, Sautéed Microgreens, Feta $15


NC Speckled Trout

Brussels Sprouts, Garlic-Butter Carrots, Sweet Potatoes,

Roasted Tomatoes, Sunny Side Eggs, Charred Lemon,

Jalapeno-Red Pepper Relish, Hollandaise $17