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.

2/22 Dinner





Raw Stuffed Cucumbers (4)

Herbed Cheese Filling, Cherry Tomatoes,

Balsamic Syrup $5



Chicken Wings (8)

Coconut Green Curry, Buffalo, or Smokey Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Greek Salad

Bluebird Meadows Hakurei Turnips, Red Onion,

Kalamata Olives, Shaved Carrots, Feta, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $11



Roast Beet Panini

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Swiss,

Citrus Roast Beets, Sweet Blue Cheese Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Red Wine Braised Short Rib

Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, Asparagus,

Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes,

Red Wine Jus $14



Fed Style Crab Cakes (4)

Pan Fried Crab Cakes, Brussels Sprouts,

Roast Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Lemon-Roasted Garlic Aioli,

Balsamic Syrup, Stone Bros. Habanero Relish $15