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.

11/27 Dinner





Wontons (6)

Fried Wontons with King’s Hawaiian Roll Stuffing,

Cranberry Soy Sauce, Mint Oil $6



Brussels Sprout Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Red Onions,

Arugula, Golden Raisins, Bacon, Creamy Honey Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Ham Sandwich

Slow Roasted Steamship Ham, French Brie, Tomatoes,

Arugula, Red Onions, Cranberry Sauce on Sourdough $12



Trout Taco (3)

Jamaican Coconut Curried Rainbow Trout,

Arugula, Squash, Carrots, Pickled Radish,

Charred Lemon & Orange Aus Ju $13



Brisket Ravioli

Adobo Braised Brisket Ravioli, Asparagus, Sweet Peppers,

 Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms, Parmesan, Chablis & Thyme Brodo Sauce

On a Bed of Ellerbe Creek Mizuna $14