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.

2/18 Dinner

Fried Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms, Banana Peppers

House Tzatziki Sauce $7



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



Scotch Ale Sirloin Strip

Braised Sirloin Strip, Sherry Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Roast Cauliflower, Red Onion, Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes,

Scotch Ale Gravy $16


Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried White Shrimp, Pickled Okra,

Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Cajun Rémoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14