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.

9/6 Dinner


                                                                Wally Gator Bites

Buttermilk Breaded Alligator Bites, Honey Mustard Barbeque,  

Pickled Onions,$8




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Pineapple Salad

Fresh Pineapple, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Shaved Carrot, Feta, Arugula,

 Herbed Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Wild Boar Linguine

Wild Boar Sausage, Sweet N.C. Corn,

                                  Bell Peppers, Wild Green Onions , House Made Linguine

Mache Choux $14



NC Rainbow Trout Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Rainbow Trout, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Sweet Curry Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15