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.

2/13 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Roasted Tomatoes,

Mixed Greens, Pistachios, Lavender Vinaigrette $9


Eggplant Sandwich

Roasted Eggplant, Red Peppers, Pickled Onions,

Goat Cheese, Tiny Farms Arugula on Pressed Rosemary Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smoked Pork Leg

Sliced Pork Leg, House-BBQ Sauce,

Red Cabbage & Shallot Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9


NC Yellowfin Tacos (3)

Fried Tuna Carnitas, Spicy Cucumber Pico, Scallion on Corn Tortillas $12



Butter Poached Monkfish, Fried Lollipop Kale & Heirloom Carrots,

Quartered Radish, Sundried Tomato Relish, Chèvre-Soy Vinaigrette $18