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.

12/19 Dinner

Pork Osso Bucco Eggrolls (2)

Slow cooked Pork Osso Bucco, Cabbage, Carrots,

Hoisin Chili Sauce $8



                                                               Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

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



Garden Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

 Red Onion, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Salami Sandwich

Italian Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion,

 Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Sheepshead Porgy Filet Sandwich

Pan Seared Sheepshead Porgy Filet, Romaine Lettuce,

Tomato, Red Onion, Yuzu Aioli , Tobikko (Flying Fish Roe),

On Brioche With Fries or Salad $13



Federal Patty Melt

                                             Half Pound Fed Burger, Carmelized Onion, Bacon,

                                                       Jalapeño Aioli, Sourdough Bread,

                                                             with Fries or Salad $12