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.

12/27 Dinner


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



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Arugula, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Aged Prime Rib Sandwich

Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Romaine, Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14