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.

3/16 Dinner



Chicken Liver & Mushroom Pâté

Onion Jam, Blackberry Preserve, House Pickles,

Pickled Okra, French Mustards, Crostini $12



Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomato, Shaved Radish, Pickled Shallots, Goat Cheese,

 Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Rosemary-Thyme Vinaigrette $9



Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Smoked Ham, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

Cheddar, Garlic-Sriracha Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roast Beef Sandwich

Crispy Fried Shallots, Lettuce, Tomato,
Red Peppers, Smoked Tomato Aioli on a Sub Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13