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.

2/24 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Red Peppers & Onion, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Biscuit Croutons, Orange-Pimentón Vinaigrette $9


Marinated Kale Salad

Roasted Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds, Spaghetti Squash,

Quartered Radish, Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $10


Eggplant Sandwich

Roasted Eggplant, Shallot & Red Cabbage Slaw,

Provolone, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Duck Confit Sliders

Braised Lollipop Kale, Mozzarella Burrata,

Sundried Tomato Relish on Hawaiian Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Fried Chicken Pita

Butternut Squash Salsa, House Pickles,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Whipped Asiago on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Mushroom Bolognese

House-made Gnocchi, Shiitake Mushroom Bolognese, Goat Cheese $15