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.

11/29 Dinner








Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Red Pepper & Tahini Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Feta,

Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Tahini Vinaigrette $12



Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions

Cheddar, Swiss, Caramelized Onions on Sourdough

Served with Tomato Basil Soup $10



Oyster Po’boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Sweet Chorizo Cole Slaw,

Pickled Okra Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Shrimp Alfredo

Sautéed White Shrimp, Bell Peppers,

Trumpet & Maitake Mushrooms, Shallots,

Spinach, Alfredo Sauce, House Linguini $15