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.

1/6 Dinner





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jelly & Chow Chow,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



 Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Honeydew Salad

Honeydew Melon, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish,

 Red Bell Pepper, Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Cucumber Honey Vinaigrette $10



Eggplant Parmesan

Buttermilk Fried Eggplant, Goat Cheese & Walnut Pesto Lasagna,

Shiitake, Onion, Red Pepper, Parmesan, Marinara $14



Moroccan Lamb

Slow Roasted Moroccan Lamb, Saffron-Curry Roasted Cauliflower,

Shallots, Mint Oil, Beet Jus, Butternut Squash Bisque $15