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.

3/8 Dinner

Beet Salad

Shaved Radish, Cucumber, Feta, Mixed Greens,

Toasted Almonds, Sumac Vinaigrette, Pineapple Balsamic Syrup $9


Salami Panini

Italian Salami, Banana Peppers, Onion,

Provolone, Beer Mustard on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Meatballs & Gnocchi

Beef Meatballs, Ricotta Gnocchi, Charred Scallion,

Sundried Tomato Pesto, 6 Minute Egg, Grated Asiago $14


NC Yellowfin Tuna

Rare Seared Tuna, Eggplant,

Red & Banana Peppers, Adobo Black Lentils,

Citrus-Spaghetti Squash Slaw, Sambal Hollandaise $17