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.

3/23 Dinner







Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



                                                              Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beets, Feta Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber,

Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Apple Cider Vinaigrette $11



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Stone Chocolate Milk Stout Brisket

Slow Braised Beef Brisket, Butter Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Pickled Okra & Onions, Roasted Garlic Potatoes,

Chocolate Milk Stout Jus $15



Stuffed Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Filled with Feta, Green Olives & Red Peppers,

Curried Mashed Potatoes, Funny Girl Farm Baby Bok Choy,

Sweet Chili Sauce $16