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.



Chicken Wings (8)

 Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Chipotle Barbeque Sauce

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



                                                                      Salami Plate

Nduja Salami, Toscana Salami, Speck Ham,

 Parmesan, Smoked Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers,

Smoked Olive Oil $10



Mushroom Basil Salad

Roasted Button Mushrooms, Carrots, Cherry Tomato,

Cucumber, Toasted Almonds, Arugula,

Citrus Basil Vinaigrette $11




Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fish & Chips

Beer Battered Cod, Garlic Old Bay Hand Cut French Fries,

Sweet Molasses Brussel Sprout Slaw, House Tartar Sauce $13



Seared Strip Steak

Pan Seared Strip Steak, Asparagus, Beech Mushrooms,

Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Seared Goat Cheese $16