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.

12/2 Dinner




White Bean Pâté

Pickled Okra, Pickled Red Onion, Chow Chow,

Apple Butter, Black Berry Jam, Mustards, Crostini $9


Buratta Salad

Mozzarella Buratta, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Toasted Almonds, Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette,

Balsamic Reduction, Local Baby Mustard Greens $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sweet Potato Taco

Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper,

Jalapeno-Pimento Relish, Feta,

Scallions on Corn Tortillas $9


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Swiss,

Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12