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.

6/22 Dinner






Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Pork Belly Salad

Braided Pork Belly, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bluebird Meadows Candy Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Arugula, Red Onion,

Tomato, Blue Cheese, Buffalo Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



BBQ Brisket

Braised Brisket, Smothered Brussel Sprouts,

Shiitake, Carrots, Red Onion, Bell Peppers,

 Duck Rabbit DoppleBock-Blueberry BBQ Sauce $15