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.

2/4 Dinnner



Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Chipotle BBQ Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6



Chicken Liver & Truffle Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Squash & Zucchini Salad

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Shaved Carrots, Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese,

Mixed Greens, Maple Vinaigrette $11



Chicken Salad Sandwich

Herb Roasted Chicken, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Red Peppers, Celery on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Smoked Salmon Chowder

Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Grey Dove Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes,

Red, Green & Yellow Bell Peppers, NC Sweet Corn,

 Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Jasmine Rice $14



Pork Tenderloin

Apple Cider & Brown Sugar Marinated Tenderloin Cutlet,

Garlic Sweet Potato Puree, Portabella, Red & Green Bell Peppers,

Caramelized Onions, Sweet Chipotle Glaze $14