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.

1/25 Dinner







Lamb & Goat Cheese Arancini

Curry Lamb, Saffron Rice, Goat Cheese,

Brava Sauce $8

Granny Smith Apple Salad

Granny Smith Apple, Red Onion, Cucumber,

Cherry Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Toasted Almond, Arugula,

Apple Cider Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon,

Tomato, Red Onion, Havarti, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bison Mac’s

Seasoned Bison, Smoked Gouda, Russian Dressing,

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish on Hawaiian Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Mahi Mahi

Pan Seared Mahi, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Carrots,

Curry Roast Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & Sun Dried Tomato,  

Toasted Sesame Seeds, Green Curry Sauce, Citrus Balsamic Sauce $16

Vegan Option (No Mahi) $12