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.

3/18 Dinner




Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle Barbeque, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled Red Onions,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Sweet Corn Salad

Roasted Sweet Corn, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette $10



Philly Cheesesteak

Herb Roasted Strip Steak, Sauteed Bell Peppers & Onions,

Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp Linguini

White Shrimp, Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms,

Spanish Chorizo, Squash, Zucchini, Sweet Peppers,

Garlic Butter Sauce with Chablis $14



Herd Roasted Duck Leg

Maitake Mushrooms, Purple Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Shallots,

White Wine Orange Ginger Sauce $16