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.

4/20 Dinner



Duck Liver Pâté

French Mustards, Capers,

Pickled Okra, Sundried Tomato Chutney, Crostini $12



Ellerbe Creeks Farms Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Avocado, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion,

 Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Pepper- Ginger Dressing $10



Lamb Panini

Sliced Lamb Leg, Tomato, Ellerbe Creek Farms Greens,

Red Dragon Cheese, Horseradish Crème on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Honey Mustard, Bacon, Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw,

 Tomato, Romaine, Swiss on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



NC Sea Trout

Sautéed Asparagus, Yellow Squash, Shiitake,

Six Minute Egg, Sofrito, Bacon-Sherry Sauce $15