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.

12/8 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



Chicken & Honeydew Salad

Roasted Chicken, Honeydew Melon, Shaved Carrots, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,  

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts, Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Havarti, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Honey Brisket Gyro

Red, Orange & Yellow Sweet Peppers, Red & White radishes,

  Arugula, Feta Cheese, Jalapeno Aioli, Beef Au Jus $12



Shrimp N’ Scallops

Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Zucchini & Squash, Haricots Verts,

 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Jasmine Rice, Tomato-Garlic Sauce $15