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.

2/21 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

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


Duck Confit

Roasted Lollipop Kale, Quartered Radish, Gorgonzola,

Biscuit Croutons, Orange-Pimentón Vinaigrette $12


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 Eggplant Sandwich

Tiny Farms Arugula, Red Cabbage & Shallot Slaw,

Tomato Spread, Shiitake – Jalapeno Gravy on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Steamed Mussels

Hickory Bacon, Shallots, Garlic, Capers, White Wine,

Smoked Lobster Butter, Crostini $14


Mushroom Bolognese

House-made Linguine, Shiitake Mushroom Bolognese,

Goat Cheese, Shaved Midnight Truffles $17