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.

10/12 Dinner




Felino Salami Panini

Felino Salami , Roasted Red Pepper, Mixed Greens, Drunken Goat Cheese  $13



Green Tomato Salad

Green Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Orange Vinaigrette $11



Ellerbe Creek Watermelon Salad

Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Watermelon, Shaved Radish,

Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Orange-Honey Vinaigrette $11



Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

House Made Pickles, Southern Spicy fried Chicken , Jalapeño aioli , With Choice of Salad or Fries




Salmon Primavera

8oz Salmon, Maitake Mushrooms, Dino Kale , Carmen Peppers,

House made Pasta, White Wine Reduction $17