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.

12/14 Dinner








Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

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



Cranberry Salad

Cranberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots,

 Red Onion, Mixed Greens, Toasted Walnuts,

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Baltimore Style Crab Cakes

Pan Seared Baltimore Crab Cakes, Fiji Apple & Yuzu Cole Slaw,

Old Bay Pickled Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Prime Rib

Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Slow Cooked Bacon Collards,

Orzo Pasta Salad, Horseradish Cream Sauce $15