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.

11/18 Dinner


Thai Brussel Sprouts

Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Chipotle Lime Basil Sauce $8



 Hummus Pita Bake

Hummus, Goat Cheese, 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



Sweet Chili Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers, Red Onions,

Arugula, Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Smoked Coffee & Left Hand Stout Brisket

8hr Smoked Coffee Brisket, Roasted Maitake Mushrooms,

Roasted Beech Mushrooms, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Spinach,

Brisket Red Eye Gravy, Corn Cream $15