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.

2/6 Dinner

Winter Squash

Roasted Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Tomatoes,

Goat Cheese, Tiny Farms Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10


Smoked Ham Sandwich

Kale Slaw, Swiss, French Dijon on Pressed Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Onion,

Pineapple-Nori Salsa, Tomato Aioli Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Lobster Sliders

Lobster Claw, Shallots, B & B Spinach,

Asiago Mornay on Hawaiian Slider Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $17