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.

3/24 Dinner

Smoked Rainbow Trout

Sweet Potato Salad, B & B Micro Kale, Mozzarella Burrata,

Pistachio Gremolata Crème, White Wine Vinegar Syrup $14


Italian Sausage

Banana & Jalapeno Pepper Relish,

Sautéed Spinach, Dijon Mustard on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Butternut Squash Panini

Roasted Butternut, Apple, Pickled Shallot,

Arugula, Goat Cheese on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Kentucky Hot Brown

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Tomatoes,

Hickory Bacon, Mornay Sauce, Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Crabby Patties

Deep Fried Crab Cakes, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Fennel Fronds, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Hawaiian Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Bacon, Tomato, Red Onion,

 Arugula, Swiss, Honey Dijon on Brioche