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.

9/26 Dinner





Chicken Liver & Chanterelle Pâté

House Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Relish, Spicy Pepper Jam,

French Mustards, Cornichons, Pickled Okra, Crostini $12



Stuffed Portabella

NC White Corn, Onion, Italian Prosciutto,

Sweet Ellerbe Creek Farm Peppers, Goat Cheese, Parmesan $6



Strawberry Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Strawberries,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Citrus-Mint Yogurt Dressing $10



Italian Prosciutto Panini

400 Day Aged Prosciutto, Tomato, Basil, Arugula,

Mozzarella Burrata, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Oyster Po’boy

Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato, Onion,

Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



NC Speckled Trout

Calabash Style Trout, Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw,

 Mizuna, Pickled Pepper Tartar Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $13