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.

11/4 Dinner

Kale Salad

Marinated Bluebird Meadows Kale, Spanish Artichoke Hearts,

Candy Beets, Red Wine Vinaigrette,

Parmigiano Reggiano, Toasted Pine Nuts $9


Veal Tongue Pastrami

House-Cured Pastrami, Tiny Farms Arugula,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss Cheese Crisps,

Dijon Vinaigrette, Rye Croutons $11


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Texas Pete Aioli, Provolone,

Toasted Almond Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


NC King Mackerel

Brussels Sprouts, Carmen Peppers,

Kalamata Olives, Roasted Sweet Potatoes,

Chorizo-Sherry Sauce, Charred Lemon $16