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.

7/7 Dinner

Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula, Smoked Lemon Feta,

Roasted Almonds, Mint, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10



Fried Green Tomato

Hickory Smoked Bacon, House Pimento Cheese,

 Fried Green Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onions, Arugula on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Wally Gator Po’Boy

Creole Mustard Slaw,

 Bacon & Chive Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli

Orange Beurre Blanc, Red, Yellow & Green Bell Peppers,

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Orange Supreme, Shaved Summer Truffles $14



Chinese Braised Oxtail Stew

Shiitake Mushrooms, Braised Baby Bok Choy, Scallions, Jasmine Rice $17