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.

8/20 Dinner


Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Berry Salad

Raspberries, Blueberries, Granny Smith Apples, Roasted Almonds,

Smoked Lemon Feta, Mixed Greens, Citrus Basil Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sugar Bacon, French Brie, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Confit Taco (3)

Duck Confit, Sautéed Red Peppers & Onions, Arugula,

Fried Shallots, Asian BBQ Sauce on Corn Tortillas

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Mussels Frites

Steamed Mussels, Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic,

 Sherry, Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14