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.

10/14 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Bluebird Meadows Salad

Bluebird Meadows Daikon, Watermelon & Black Spanish Radish,

Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shaved Carrot, Pine Nuts, Parmesan,

Arugula, Lonerider Tres Vaqueros Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fresh Seared Cod

Coffee & Red Pepper Crusted Cod, White Wine Pan Jus,

Asian Ratatouille with Daikon, Siberian Kale, Bell Peppers,

 Roasted Fennel & Cauliflower $15



Drunken Fried Chicken

Marinated Fried Chicken, Crimini Mushrooms,

Blue Bird Meadows Dino Kale & Shaved Radish,

Napa Cabbage Bacon Kim Chi over Coconut Jasmine Rice $16