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.

12/23 Dinner


Zucchini Fries

Lightly Battered Zucchini with Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



Pita & Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Kalamata Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Feta on Warm Pita $8



Balsamic, Feta & Spinach

Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Croutons, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Aged Prime Rib Sandwich

Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Caramelized Onions,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Barbeque on Sourdough Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Lamb Leg, Roasted Brussels Sprouts,

Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon Collards, Lamb Tomato Jus

Over Jasmine Rice $14