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.

9/22 Dinner





Cauliflower Melt

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce, Cheddar,

Parmesan, Jalapenos, Green Olives, Pico de Gallo $10



Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Roasted Squash Salad

Squash, Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Champagne Vinaigrette $12



Bacon Marmalade Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Ravioli Arrabbiata

Beef, Spinach & Cheddar Ravioli, Bell Peppers,

Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Shallots, Parmesan,

 Arrabiata Sauce $14



Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $15