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.

10/24 Dinner







Lamb Wontons

Fried Curried Lamb & Kim Chi Wontons,

Scallions, Sweet Chili Sauce, Coconut Curry Sauce $7



Pickled Radish Salad

Bluebird Meadows Pickled Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Roasted Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $11



Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



NC Speckled Sea Trout

Fresh Pan Seared Trout, Truffle Hollandaise,

Funny Girl Farm Sweet Peppers, Chicken of the Woods Mushroom,

Citrus Marinated Funny Girl Farm Kale, Shaved Burgundy Truffle $16