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.

10/26 Dinner



Fried Calamari

Spicy Pomodoro Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Garlic Parsley $6




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Melon Salad

Cantaloupe, Shaved Radish, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Granny Smith Apple Vinaigrette $10



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Angel Hair Pasta

House Angel Hair Pasta, Sweet Italian Sausage, Ellerbe Creek Mustard Greens,

Portabella, Artichoke Hearts, Smoked Pecorino, Tomato Brodo Sauce $14



Roast Lamb

Merlot, Tomato & Lemon Roasted Lamb,

Saffron-Bay Leaf Cauliflower Bake, Onions, Almonds $16