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.

2/17 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



Greek Salad

Bluebird Meadows Hakurei Turnips, Red Onion,

Kalamata Olives, Shaved Carrots, Feta, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Smoked Gouda, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Shrimp Linguini with Rosé

Pan Seared Whit Shrimp, Bell Peppers, Shallots,

King Oyster Mushrooms, Spinach, Shaved Burgundy Truffle,

House Linguini, Rosé Sauce $15



Habanero Strawberry Pork Belly

Pork Belly Braised in a Habanero Strawberry Gastrique,

Sherry Butter Braised Brussels Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

Pineapple, Stone Bros. Sweet Pepper Relish $15