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.

2/18 Dinner

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Delfino Anchovy Filets, Fried Capers, Hot Chowchow,

Pickled Red Onion, Smoked Lobster Butter, Crostini $14



Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Pistachios, Lavender Vinaigrette $9



Pulled Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Leg, House-BBQ Sauce,

Red Cabbage & Shallot Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Turkey Club

House-roasted Turkey Breast, Hickory Bacon,

Sundried Tomato Relish, Romaine, Red Onion,

Provolone, Russian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Micro Kale, Pickled Scallion, Whipped Goat Cheese,

Tyron’s Hot Sauce on Rosemary Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Monkfish & Grits

Butter Poached Monkfish, Bacon, Jalapenos,

Tomatoes, Gravy, Grits, Shaved Black Midnight Truffles $17