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.

1/21 Dinner





Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Filled with Wild Mushroom Duxelle & Goat Cheese,

     Brava Sauce, Smoked Ricotta $7                                                                        



Lamb & Goat Cheese Arancini

Curry Lamb, Saffron Rice, Goat Cheese,

Sweet cinnamon Curry Sauce $8

Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad

Fried Brussels Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

 Roasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Arugula,

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Lamb Medallions

Pan Seared Lamb, Chili Roasted Potatoes, Wild Mushrooms,

Squash, Spinach, Rosemary-Sherry Reduction $15