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.

12/11 Dinner

A Salad

Soft Boiled Egg, Biscuit Croutons, Cucumbers, Feta,

Local Mustard Greens, Pickled Onion Vinaigrette $9



Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Crispy Pork Belly, Ashe County Hoop Cheese Mornay,

Leeks, Bell Peppers, Garlic Roasted Mushrooms, Goat Cheese $13


Spanish Salt Cod Stew

Chick Peas, Roasted Tomatoes, Peas,

Whipped Potato Croquette $14


Adobo Pork Loin

Pork Tenderloin Sous Vide in Adobo Sauce & Thyme,

Black Risotto, Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts,

Artichoke Heart Purée, Manchego $17