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.

11/15 Dinner






                                                                            Buffalo Fried Crimini

Buttermilk Fried Crimini,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Flatbread Crackers $13



BBQ Shrimp Salad

Chili BBQ White Shrimp, Roasted Red Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Gala Apples, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Chorizo 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



Chili Rubbed Steak Sandwich

Slow Roasted Pulled Sirloin Tip, Romaine, Tomatoes, Banana Peppers,

Red Cabbage Slaw, House Smoked BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Lamb & Kim Chi Ravioli

Lamb & Kim Chi Stuffed Ravioli,

Zucchini, Squash, Bell Pepper, Shallots,

Maitake & Oyster Mushroom Ragout $14