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.

3/26 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

 Vietnamese Ginger Chipotle, Buffalo, or

Barbeque with Blue Cheese Dip $9



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 Salami and Apricot Panini

Tuscano Salami, Mascarpone Cheese, Parmesan,

Apricot Preserves, Roasted Pepper Jam on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Roasted Atlantic Corvina

Roasted Atlantic Corvina, Funny Girl Farms Bok Choy, Maitake Mushrooms,

 Beech Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Shallots, Meyer Lemon Yuzu Reduction $15


Almond Curry Lamb Loin

 Pan Seared Lamb Loin, Sautéed Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Bell Pepper,

 Shallots, Almond Curry Sauce $15