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.

12/16 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



Cranberry Salad

Cranberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots,

 Red Onion, Mixed Greens, Toasted Walnuts,

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Salami Sandwich

Italian Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion,

 Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12




Veggie Tacos (3)

Fingerling Potatoes, Bluebird Meadows Watermelon Radish,

Button Mushrooms, Red Onion, Asparagus, Mixed Bell Peppers,

Hoisin Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $12



Fresh Pan Seared Sheepshead

Orzo Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumber & Smoked Feta,

Arugula, Yuzu Tobikko, Herbed Chablis & Butter Sauce $15