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.

6/19 Dinner




Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Summer Salad

Mixed Greens, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes,

Toasted Almonds, Bluebird Meadows Candy Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Ginger- Peach Vinaigrette $11



Club Sandwich

Roast Lamb, Corned Beef, Italian Prosciutto, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Green Curry Stir-Fry (V)

Shiitake, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Seitan,

 Spinach, Bluebird Meadows Candy Onions,

Jasmine Rice, Green Curry Sauce $14



Pork Belly

Peach Braised Pork Belly, Bell Peppers,

Slow Cooked Bacon Collards, King Trumpet Mushrooms,

Peach & Lemon Basil Au Jus $16