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.

11/10 Dinner







Salami Plate

Three Imported Tuscan Salamis,  Pecorino Tuscano,

Fresh Soft Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers, Pickled Spiced Beets,

House Apple Butter, Served with Crostini $12



Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Blue Bird Meadows Radish & Sweet Corn,

Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, Walnuts, Arugula,

White Wine Vinaigrette $12



BBQ Pork Sandwich

BBQ Smoked Pork Butt, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Honey BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Smoked Pork

BBQ Smoked Pork Butt, Pickled Radish,

Slow Cooked Bacon Collards, Purple Cabbage Slaw,

Fed Fries, Smoked BBQ Au Jus $13



Strip Steak

Marinated Strip Loin, Asparagus,

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes,

Truffle Butter $18