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.

10/12 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver, Bacon & Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & 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, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Lamb, Red Onion, Romaine,

Roasted Red Pepper, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine,

Pickled Red Onion, Tomato on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Pan Seared Tenderloin, Slow Cooked Bacon & Tomato Collards,

Mashed Sweet Potato, Curried Pumpkin Seeds, Pan Jus $14