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.

3/24 Dinner






Fried Shrimp Wontons

White Shrimp & Tofu Fried in Wonton Wrappers,

Vietnamese Curry Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce,

Stone Bros Pickled Dilly Beans & Hot Okra $6



Hummus Pita Pie

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Balsamic Syrup on Toasted Pita $8



Granny Smith Apple Salad

Sliced Apples, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion,

Feta, Pine Nuts, Arugula, Blueberry Vinaigrette $12



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fiddle Creek Farm Mutton Sliders

Ground Mutton with Smoked Ricotta, Onion Jam, Arugula,

Provolone, Sweet Pickle Remoulade on Hawaiian Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Thai Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots, Garlic, Cilantro,

Crostini, Thai Green Curry Sauce $16