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

Burrata Salad

Roasted Peppers, Red Onion, Mozzarella Burrata,

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Pimentón Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $9


Smoked Ham Sandwich

Kale Slaw, Swiss, French Dijon on Pressed Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smokey Eggplant

Israeli Couscous, Roasted Red Peppers, Butternut Squash Purée,

Goat Cheese, Tiny Farms Arugula, Villella Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Carrot Oil $10


Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic,

Sherry, Roasted Tomato Broth, Crostini $14


Sous Vide Pork Ribs

Braised Red Cabbage & Grapes, Pickled Okra,

Corn Bread, White Cheddar Grits, House BBQ Sauce $15