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.

4/13 Dinner




Smoked Salmon Mousse

Salmon & Cream Cheese Mousse, Pickled Red Onion,

Fried Capers, Banana Pepper Relish, Salmon Roe, Crostini $12



Salami Panini

Roasted Tomato, Red Onion, Arugula,

 Swiss, Guacamole on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad$10



Bulgogi Wrap

Marinated Steak, Toasted Nori,

Sambal Sauce, Leaf Greens, Feta on Pita Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Avocado, Carrot-Pine Nut Slaw,

Cilantro-Lime Tartar Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13