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.

2/20 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

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


Tiny Farms Arugula Salad

Quartered Radish, Roasted Red Peppers, Bleu Cheese,

Toasted Almonds, Pimentón Vinaigrette, Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction $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


Mushroom Bolognese

House-made Linguine, Shiitake Mushroom Bolognese,

Goat Cheese, Shaved Midnight Truffles $17



Pan Seared Monkfish, Sicilian Salsa Verde,

Sundried Tomato Relish, Arugula, Whipped Potatoes $17