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.

11/23 Dinner






Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Honey Chipotle,

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

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



Apple Chorizo Salad

Gala Apples, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Red Onion,

Bluebird Meadows Panisse Lettuce, Walnuts,

Sweet Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chorizo Tacos (3)

Mexican Chorizo, Red Onion, Pico de Gallo,

 Chipotle-Lime Crema, Cilantro on Flour Tortillas $13



Lamb Ravioli

Lamb & Herb Ravioli, Squash, Zucchini,

Sherry Braised Brussels Sprouts, Beef Ragu,

Parmesan, Shaved Burgundy Truffle $15