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.

3/23 Dinner






Duck Liver and Oyster Mushroom Pâté

French Mustards, Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow-Chow,

 Habanero Relish, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $13



BBQ Sandwich

Sliced Roasted Pork, Brussel Sprout Slaw, Red

Onion, Swiss, Southern BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad



Chorizo Salad

Spanish Chorizo, Sweet Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Carrots, Shallots, Arugula, Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



Chili Cheese Fries

Beef and Bean Chili served over fries,

Melted Cheddar and Sour Cream $12



Spicy Asian Pork Belly

Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Button Mushroom, Bell

Peppers, Spinach, Forbidden Rice,

Sweet & Spicy Asian Sauce $14