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.

3/30 Dinner


Zucchini Fries

Buttermilk Battered Zucchini,

Sweet Okra Remoulade $7



Hummus Pita Pie

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes,

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



Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spinach,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roast Cauliflower Salad

Roast Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Feta,

Roast Walnuts, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Korean Barbeque Lamb Loin

Roasted Lamb Loin Chops, Funny Girl Farms Bok Choy,

Maitake Mushrooms, Beech Mushrooms, Bell Pepper,

Red Onion, Korean Barbeque Sauce $15



Chili Brisket Pub Pie

Ancho & Guajillo Braised Brisket, Mushy Sweet Peas

Parmesan Mashed Sweet Potatoes,

Chili Jus, Onion Jam $15