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.

12/10 Dinner





Baked Feta

Baked Greek Feta, Pickled Red Onions,

Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Balsamic Syrup on Crostini $6



Bacon Wrapped Artichoke

Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts,

Pickled Pearl Onions, Crispy Fried Shallots, Sweet Chile Sauce $7



Winter Pasta Salad

Northern Beans, Black Beans, Celery, Carrot,

Red Onion, Arugula, Parsley, Creamy Honey Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sugar Bacon, French Brie, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Roast Lamb Gyro

Tomato-Rosemary Roasted Lamb Leg,

Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Slow Cooked Bacon Collards,

Pickled Red Onion, Ellerbe Creek Arugula, Creamy Cucumber Vinaigrette $13



Ox Tail & Short Rib

Slow Braised Dijon Ox Tail & Short Rib,

 Ellerbe Creek Dino Kale, Sweet Peppers, Carrots, Onions,

Forbidden Rice, Ox Tail & Short Rib Au Jus $16