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.

3/3 Dinner

Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Roasted Tomato, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Ham & Pineapple Panini

Smoked Ham, Brûléed Pineapple, White Cheddar,

Adobo Honey, B & B Greens on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Pickled Onion & Red Cabbage Slaw, Provolone,

Bacon & Chive Aioli on Sesame Seed Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Veal Short Rib Tacos (3)

Italian Speck, Brussels Sprouts, Onion Jam,

Sundried Tomato Relish on Corn Tortillas $14


Sous Vide Rabbit

Rabbit Thigh, Chorizo Creamed Kale,

Apple, 6 Minute Egg, Year Aged Manchego, Pistachios $17