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.

2/27 Dinner

Fried Artichoke Hearts

Buttermilk Fried Artichokes, Garlic,

Red Pepper Flakes, Parsley, Remoulade Dipping Sauce $6



Roasted Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Herbed Mascarpone and Goat Cheese, Bell Peppers,

Chorizo $7



Strawberry Chicken Salad

Roasted Chicken, Strawberry, Yellow Beets, Feta Cheese, Pickled Onions,

Roasted Almonds, Honey Vinaigrette $13




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roasted Pork Belly

Roasted Pork Belly, Sauté Asparagus, Buttered Jasmine Rice,

Allagash White Mustem Ardens $14  



Fresh NC Trout Po Boy

Buttermilk Battered NC Trout, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

Lemon Roasted Garlic Aioli $13