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.

7/3 Dinner





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Mango Salad

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almond,

 Mango Vinaigrette $11



Bacon & Onion Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



NC Rainbow Trout

Buttermilk Fried Rainbow Trout, Caramelized Onion Aioli,

Tomato, Braeburn Apple & Red Cabbage Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Short Rib

Roast Short Rib, Sweet Peppers,

Woodfruit King Trumpet Mushrooms, Squash, Zucchini,

New Belgium Tart Lychee Poached Pears, Au Jus $16