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.

10/14 Dinner




Chicken Liver & Mushroom Pate

Stone Brothers Green Pepper Jelly & Chow Chow,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Baked Salmon Salad

Rosemary-Lime Baked Salmon, Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Tomatoes,

 Shaved Radish, Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Sweet Paprika-Mint Vinaigrette $12



Italian Salami Panini

Felino Salami with Red Wine, Basil, Tomato,

Banana Peppers, Goat Cheese, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Szechwan Pork Belly Stir Fry

Ellerbe Creek Baby Bok Choy, Carrots, Red Peppers,

Cremini, Red Onion, Jasmine Rice, Peppermint Oil, Sweet Sesame Sauce $14



Blackened Red Fish

Maitake, Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Red Onion,

Okinawan Truffle Potato Butter, Cajun Au Jus $16