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.

3/15 Dinner

Chicken Liver & Mushroom Pâté

Onion Jam, Blackberry Preserve, House Pickles,

Pickled Okra, French Mustards, Crostini $12


The Scarlet Pumpernickel

Roasted Duck Breast, Banana Pepper & Jalapeno Relish,

Arugula, Blackberry Marscapone on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Ham & Cheese Biscuit

Smoked Ham, House-made Biscuit,

Pickled Shallots, Arugula, Swiss, Sunny Side Egg

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


NY Strip Cheesesteak

Sliced NY Strip, Red Peppers, Mushrooms,

Sautéed Onion, Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce on a Sub Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14