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.

6/19 Dinner

Roasted Beets

Bluebird Meadows Beets, Carrot Hummus,

Goat Cheese Mouse, Golden Raisins, Toasted Almonds $10


Duck Confit Salad

Mixed Greens, Shaved Apples & Carrot, Pickled Red Onion,

Feta, Biscuit Croutons, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette $12


Misty Point Oysters (6)
Oysters in the Half Shell, Trout Roe, Horseradish,

Tabasco, Smoked Onion Relish $12

Speck Panini

Smoked Italian Prosciutto, Shaved Strawberries,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Red Onion on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12


 Chickpea Sweet Potato Burger

Mahón Cheese (Spain), House Pickles, Adobo Aioli,

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Bone-In Pork Chop

Sautéed Shallots & Spinach, Bacon Scallion & Grit Pâté, Chipotle Hot Sauce $16


Half Roasted Chicken

Sautéed Beet Greens, Crimini Mushrooms,

Sweet Potatoes, Red Wine & Orange Sauce $16