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.

2/15 Dinner







Bruschetta (4)

Basil Goat Cheese, Italian Speck, Tuscan Salami,

 Fig & Apricot Jam, Olive & Tomato Tapenade, Crostini $8



Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Chipotle BBQ

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Hakurei Turnip Salad

Bluebird Meadows Turnips, Roast Asparagus,

Cherry Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Roast Walnuts,

Spinach, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, House Tzatziki on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Brisket Plate

Slow Roast Herb Rubbed Brisket, Fried Shallots,

Slow Braised Bacon Collards, Six Cheese Mac N’ Cheese,

Sweet N’ Spicy BBQ Sauce $13