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.

3/31 Dinner








Chicken Liver & Bacon Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

Fig Preserves, French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



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, Sweet Peas, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Feta,

Roast Walnuts, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered White Shrimp, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Sweet Pickle Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Stone Coffee Milk Stout Short Rib

Braised Beef Short Rib, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Funny Girl Farm Kale Hearts,

Thyme Roasted Fingerlings, Coffee Stout BBQ Sauce $15