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.

3/25 Dinner




Roasted Tomato Salad

Pickled Shallots, Carrots, Toasted Almonds, Micro Kale,

Mixed Greens, Champagne-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Italian Sausage

Banana & Jalapeno Pepper Relish,

Sautéed Spinach, Dijon Mustard on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Sugar Bacon, Brie, Pesto Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Crabby Patties

Deep Fried Crab Cakes, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Fennel Fronds, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Linguine Carbonara

Sausage, Spinach, Mornay Sauce,

Bacon Lardon, Shallots, Fresh Herbs $13