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.

12/14 Dinner






Chicken Liver & Maitake Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Honeydew Melon Salad

Honeydew Melon, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Peppered Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, White Cheddar,

Caramelized Onions, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Crab Cake Sliders

Seasoned Crab Cakes, Arugula,

Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Cigar City Maduro Brown Chili Brisket

Slow Roasted Brisket, Southern Collard Greens,

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes,

 Cigar City Brown Ale Jus $14