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.

12/27 Dinner









Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Winter Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Carrots, Roasted Walnuts,

Red Onion, Croutons, Feta, Mixed Greens,

Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $10



BBQ Sirloin Tacos (3)

Korean BBQ Marinated Sirloin Tip, Bell Peppers,

 Pickled Red Onion, Button Mushrooms,

Slow Braised Bacon Collards $13



Allagash White Braised Pork Belly

Pork Belly Braised in Allagash White & Whole Grain Mustard,

Sherry Brussels Sprouts, Smoked Chili Roasted Fingerlings

Sherry Jus Sauce $16