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.

11/4 Dinner







Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver& Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Tahini Salad

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Red Cabbage

Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

Spinach, Cilantro Tahini Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Curried Brisket Sandwich

Slow Roasted Brisket, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Provolone, Coconut Curry Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Catfish Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Catfish, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Pickled Okra Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Strip Steak

Marinated Strip Loin, Asparagus,

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Truffle Butter $18