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.

12/24 Dinner






Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Fried Crimini Mushrooms, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $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, Feta, Arugula,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



NY Strip Sandwich

Allagash White Braised NY Strip, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



BBQ Sirloin Tip Steak

Korean BBQ Marinated Sirloin Tip,

Curried Mashed Potatoes, Slow Braised Bacon Collards $15