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.

12/5 Dinner








Baked Feta Pita

Feta Cheese, Arugula,

Roasted Red Peppers, Pickled Red Onion

Toasted Almonds, Honey Thyme Dressing $8



Wild Mushroom Salad

Maitake & Trumpet Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots,

Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Truffle Yuzu Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Venison Linguini

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Crimini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Red Onion,

Pomodoro Sauce, House Linguini $15



Drunken Fried Chicken

Drunken Marinated Airline Chicken Breast,

Kim Chi, Beech Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts,

Sweet Chili Sauce, Coconut Rice $16