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.

3/30 Dinner





Asparagus Salad

Smoked Olive Oil Roasted Asparagus, Pickled Shallots,

Shaved Carrots & Radish, Mozzarella Burrata,

Champagne-Balsamic Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds $11



Rapini Sub

Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Red Peppers,

Onion, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Biscuit

House BBQ Sauce, House Pickles,

 Cheddar, Tomato, Arugula on a Biscuit

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Braised Lamb Linguine

Shitake Mushroom, Sautéed Tomatoes & Shallots,

6 Minute Egg, Pickled Cucumber, Parmesan $16