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.

11/15 Dinner




Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Florets, Caramelized Red Onions,

Red Pepper Flakes, Balsamic Syrup $6



Dijon Herbed Potato Salad

Dill, Tarragon & Parsley Fingerlings,

 Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Parmesan, Shaved Carrots, Arugula $11




Wild Boar Bacon, Marinated Burch Farm Dino Kale,

Red Onion, Tomato, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bison Sliders

Seasoned Bison Sliders, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Bacon & Chive Aioli on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast, King Trumpet Mushrooms,

Roasted Fingerlings, Aged Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ellerbe Creek Rainbow Chard, Elderberry-Sherry Reduction $16