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.

12/26 Dinner

Pâté & Brie

Chicken Liver Pâté, Brie, French Mustards, Pickled Okra,

Blueberry Jam, Chow-Chow, Balsamic Reduction, Crostini $12


Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomatoes, Shaved Onion, Feta,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Biscuit Croutons, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Rapini Panini

Broccoli Rabe, Pickled Banana Peppers, Red Onion,

White Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Chorizo Risotto

Spanish Chorizo, Butter Braised Leeks,

Garlic Carrots, Tomato Broth, Goat Cheese $14


NC Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich

Rare Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Sundried Tomato Aioli,

Marinated Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $16


White Truffle Linguine

House-made Linguine, Shaved Italian White Truffle
Cognac Butter, Egg Yolk, Smoked Pecorino $18