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.

12/9 Dinner

Italian Meatballs (3)

Herb Roasted Meatballs, Parmesan,

Breadcrumbs, Marinara $5



Honeydew Melon Salad

Honeydew Melon, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Peppered Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on NY Rye

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 $16