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.

1/11 Dinner

Endive Salad

Belgian Endive, Mixed Greens, Shaved Radish, Toasted Almonds,

Goat Cheese, Herb Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10



Roasted Chicken Sandwich

Sesame Roast Chicken, Julienned Carrots, Jalapenos,

Granny Smith Apples, Adobo Mascarpone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Duck Confit Poutine

Duck Gravy, Garlic Roasted Mushrooms,

Mozzarella Burrata over Fed Fries $14



Lamb Meatballs

Sautéed Tiny Farms Spinach, 6-Minute Egg,

Sundried Tomato Black Lentis, Sheep’s Milk Pecorino, Curry Hollandaise $14


NC Sea Trout

Spanish Chorizo, Brussels Sprouts, Butter Braised Leeks,

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sherry-Garlic Sauce, Saffron-Carrot Purée $16