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.

11/15 Dinner


Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese &8



 Hummus Pita Bake

Hummus, Feta, Roasted Red Peppers,

Pine Nuts, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup Drizzle $8



Sweet Fall Salad

Funny Girl Farm Watermelon Radish, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Arugula,

Sweet Wine Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Prosciutto Sandwich

Aged Italian Prosciutto, Ashe County Habanero Cheddar,

Arugula, Tomatoes, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Sweet Roasted Beet Ravioli

Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese & Marcona Almond Ravioli,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Bell Peppers, Spinach, Beech Mushrooms,

Pesto & Sundried Tomato Alfredo $14