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.

3/31 Dinner



Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Garlic, Parley

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Sauce $8




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Sweet Sopressata Salad

Sweet Sopressata, Cherry Tomatoes, Cajun Purple Potatoes,

Shaved Carrot, Mixed Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



 Italian Speck Sandwich

Italian Speck Prosciutto, Red Wine Pecorino,

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Italian Dressing

On Sourdough $13



Marinated Flap Steak, Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions,

Guacamole, Sour Cream with Flour Tortillas $13



Fried Oyster Po’boy
Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on Baguette $14