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.

10/23 dinner


Fried Artichoke Hearts

Buttermilk Battered Artichokes

With Fed Sauce $8



Arugula Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Fuji Apples,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Honey Mint Vinaigrette $11



Brisket Sandwich

                                                          Slow Roasted Brisket, Smoked Mozzarella,

 Arugula, French Dip Jus on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Crab Cake Sandwich

Baltimore Style Crab Cake, Romaine,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13