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.

3/3 Dinner





Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Feta on Toasted Pita $9



Chicken Wings (8)

Coconut Green Curry, Buffalo, or Smoky Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Blueberry Chicken Salad

Roasted Chicken, Blueberries, Yellow Beets,

Feta Cheese, Pickled Onions, Roasted Almonds,

Spinach, Honey Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Thai Pork Cheek Stir Fry

Braised Pork Cheek, Shiitake, Bell peppers,

Carrots, Sweet Corn, Funny Girl Farm Rainbow Chard,

Cilantro, Thai Coconut Chili Sauce $15



BBQ Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Au Gratin Fingerlings,

Slow Braised Bacon Collards, Chipotle BBQ Sauce $16