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.

12/29 Dinner

Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Brined &n Roasted Sweet Potatoes,

German Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing, Swiss on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Broccoli Rabe “Cheesesteak”

Pickled Banana Peppers, Red Onions, Mushrooms,

Ashe County Hoop Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Waldorf Salad

Grapes, Granny Smith Apples, Celery, Walnuts,

Shredded Kale, Bleu Cheese, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $12


Salt Cod Fritters (3)

Romesco Sauce, Fried Chick Peas,

6 Minute Egg, Bonito Flakes $13


Fried Chicken Pita

Pickled Onions & Cucumbers, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Sundried Tomato Aioli on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12


White Truffle Linguine

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