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.

3/20 Dinner





Crispy Fried Artichokes, Pickled Red Onions,

Balsamic Syrup $6




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,

Mixed Greens, Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette $10




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Herb Roasted Duck Leg

Sautéed Spinach & Shallots, Maitake,

Squash, Zucchini, Orange Ginger Sauce $16



Curry Chicken

Curry Coconut Milk Fried Chicken, Roasted Fingerlings,

Spinach, Curried Sweet Pepper Jam $14