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.

4/27 Dinner



Short Cake Salad

Arugula, Strawberry, Cucumber, Shaved Carrot,

Feta, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $10




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Sunnyside Duck Egg, Red Dragon Cheese (English Mustard & Ale),

Pickled Red Onion, Mustard Greens, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fried Chicken

Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Fried Shallots,

Kale & Mustard Greens, Texas Pete Maple Syrup $12



NC Wahoo

Braised Bok Choy, Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli,

Shallots, Shiitake, Micro Kale, Soy Ginger Sauce $17