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.

2/28 Dinner

Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Quartered Radish, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Fritto Misto

Battered & Fried Eggplant & Sweet Potato,

Honey, Shaved Manchego, Chili Flake, Lemon $9


Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Butternut Squash Salsa,

Goat Cheese, Beer Mustard on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Sliced NY Strip, Roasted Red Peppers, Onion,

House Pickles, Provolone, Russian Dressing on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $11


BBQ Rabbit Sandwich

Smoked Rabbit, Shallot & Red Cabbage Slaw,

House BBQ Sauce on Sesame Seed Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $13


Veal Short Ribs

Squid Ink & Asiago Arancini,

Chorizo Creamed Kale, Sundried Tomato Relish $17