The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

7/29 Dinner



Camembert en Croûte

Camembert in Puff Pastry with Blueberry Jam, Onion Jam, Capers,

French Mustards and Wafer Crackers $12



Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes & Cucumbers, Shaved Radish,

Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Balsamic Syrup, Raspberry Vinaigrette $10



Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Carrots, Celery, Red Onion,

 Romaine, Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Shrimp Couscous

NC White Corn, Bell Peppers, Ellerbe Creek Summer Squash,

Mediterranean Olives, Fresh Peaches, Lemon Basil $15



Curry Lamb & Goat Cheese Ravioli

Shiitake, Squash, Fried Lollipop Kale, Saffron & Basil Pesto, Mint Oil $17