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.

11/12 Dinner



Fried Artichoke Hearts

Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Parsley, Italian Vinaigrette $6



Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Garden Salad

Tomato, Shaved Carrots & Radish, Snow Peas, Arugula,

Parmesan, Roasted Almonds, Champagne Vinaigrette $10



Prosciutto Sandwich

400 Day Aged Italian Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato,

 Banana Pepper, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Venison Linguini

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, House Linguini, Kalettes,

Squash, Zucchini, Carrot, Lobster Mushroom Pomodoro $14



NC Blue Crab Cake

Baltimore Style Pan Seared Crab Cakes,

Lemon Zest & Garlic Fingerling Puree, Asparagus,

Red Cabbage & Pickled Onion Slaw $16