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.

8/26 Dinner




Vegetable Minestrone

Shiitake Mushroom, Red Pepper, Tomato, Onion,

Celery, Carrot, Cannellini Beans, Garlic Butter Crostini $6



Pork Belly Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Asian BBQ Lardon,

Shaved Red Onion, Roasted Pine Nuts, Arugula, White Wine Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Spinach, Tomato,

Red Dragon Cheese, Herbed Dijon on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Saffron Risotto

Yellow & Orange Bell Peppers, Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Tomato, Spinach,

Cremini Mushrooms, Parmegiano Reggiano, Shaved Summer Truffle $13