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.

1/26 Dinner

Cucumber Salad

Marinated Red Cabbage & Nori, Cucumbers, Spinach,

Sambal Vinaigrette, Carrot Oil, Toasted Almonds $9


Broccoli Panini

Shaved Broccoli, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Cream Cheese, Balsamic Reduction on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Pickled Onions, Red Pepper Relish, Spinach,

Provolone, Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Tuna Salad Sandwich

NC Yellowfin, Kalamata Olives, Peppers,

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Fried Chicken Biscuit

House-made Biscuit, Slow-cooked Collard Greens,

Sautéed Sweet Peppers, Fresh Herb Gravy $14


Linguine & Meatballs

Pork Sausage Meatballs, House-made Linguine, Brussels Sprouts,

Spaghetti Squash, Puttanesca, Micro Watercress, Sheep’s Milk Pecorino $16