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.

12/8 Dinner



Zucchini Fries

Lightly Battered Zucchini with Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



Lemon Caper Salad

Roasted Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Lemon Caper Vinaigrette $11



Bacon & Cheddar Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

White Cheddar, Jalapeño Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Crab Cake Sandwich

 Baltimore Style Crab Cake, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Siracha Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Shrimp & Chorizo Risotto

White Shrimp, Spanish Chorizo, Saffron Risotto,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Beech Mushrooms $14