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.

10/11 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry with

Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver, Bacon & Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Roasted Fairytale Eggplant with Crispy Pork belly

Roasted Fiddle Creek Farms Fairytale Eggplant, Roasted Red Peppers,

Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Crispy Pork Belly Garnish

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Pan Seared Tenderloin, Tomato Braised Collards,

Mashed Sweet Potato, Curried Pumpkin Seeds, Pan Jus $13



  Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13