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.

1/22 Dinner








Lamb & Goat Cheese Arancini

Curry Lamb, Saffron Rice, Goat Cheese,

Brava 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 Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Lamb Medallions

Pan Seared Lamb, Sweet Curry Sauce,

Rosemary-Sherry Reduction, Orzo Salad with Cucumbers,

Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion & Smoked Ricotta $15



Mahi Mahi

Pan Seared Mahi, Sherry Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Yuzu Tobiko, Soy-Balsamic Reduction $16