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.

6/30 Dinner






Fried Saffron and Goat Cheese Rice,

Brava Sauce $8




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Mango Salad

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almond,

 Mango Vinaigrette $11



Roast Turkey Sandwich

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Romaine, Tomato, Provolone, Caramelized Onion Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Mexican Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Chorizo, Blue Bird Meadows Candy Red Onions,

Crimini Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Arugula,

Chili-Lime Crema on Flour Tortillas $12



NC Rainbow Trout

Pan Seared Rainbow Trout, Woodfruit King Trumpet Mushrooms,

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes & Chioggia Beets,

Squash, Zucchini, Truffle Hollandaise $16