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.

7/16 Dinner





Spinach & Artichoke Dip

House Made Spinach & Artichoke Dip,

Parmesan, Warm Pita $8



Duck Liver & Bacon Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Peach Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Mango Salad

Mango, Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Shaved Carrots, Mixed Bell Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Mango Vinaigrette $11



Roast Turkey Sandwich

Buffalo Roasted Turkey, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Romaine, Tomato, Provolone, Caramelized Onion Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Cauliflower Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Arugula, Cucumber,

Pickled Red Onion, Curry Spiced Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fresh NC Striped Bass

Pan Seared Wild Striped Bass, Asparagus,

Garlic Roasted Bluebird Meadows Fingerlings,

Shiitake Ginger Cream Sauce, Stone Brothers Pickled Asparagus $16