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.

12/10 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Roasted Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds,

Feta, Arugula, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smoked Trout Po’ Boy

NC Sea Trout, Pickled Red Onion, Wilted Romaine,

Orange Pico de Gallo, Horseradish Crème on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Chopped Duck Breast, Ashe County Hoop Cheese Sauce,

Leeks, Garlic Roasted Mushrooms,

Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese , Scallions $13


Fried Chicken

Spanish Chorizo Creamed Mustard Greens,

                                         Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Shallots, Pea & Potato Croquettes $14