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.

7/17 Dinner

Padrón Peppers

Fried Padrón Peppers tossed in Red Sea Salt,

Brava Sauce, Wild Ramp Relish $6


Okra & Corn Pudding

Hickory Bacon, Okra & NC Sweet Corn,

Parmesan, Egg Yolk, Toasted Pita $9


Heirloom Tomatoes

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes, Basil,

Black Pepper Goat Cheese, Opal Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $9


 Misty Point Oysters (6)

Pickled Sea Beans, Horseradish, Tabasco, Lemon, Kosher Salt $12


The Jabber Jaw

NC Shark, Red Cabbage & Citrus Slaw,

Red Pepper Aioli, Fried Shallots on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13


Pork Chop

Sautéed Okra & Shallots, Micro Greens,

Sweet Potato & Pimento Cheese au Gratin, Whiskey Sauce $16