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.

1/19 Dinner





Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



                                                                                  Salami Plate

Nduja Salami, Toscana Salami, Speck Ham,

 Red Dragon Cheese, Smoked Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers,

Smoked Olive Oil $10



Mushroom Basil Salad

Roasted Button Mushrooms, Carrots, Cherry Tomato,

Roast Asparagus, Toasted Almonds, Arugula,

Citrus Basil Vinaigrette $11



Portobello Melt & Soup

Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Havarti,

Smoked Gouda, Red Pepper Coulis on Sourdough

Served with a Cup of Creamy Tomato Artichoke Soup $11



Apple & Beer Braised Pork Belly

Apples, Carrots, Celery,

Spinach, Molasses Sweet Potato Butter

Southern Pines Ba Dunkel Dunk Apple BBQ Sauce $15



Moroccan Lamb

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb Leg,

Saffron-Cilantro Jasmine Rice, Jus Sauce $15