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.

4/12 Dinner



Zucchini Fries

Buttermilk Battered Zucchini,

Fed Sauce $7



Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

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



Spring Salad

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

Roast Walnuts, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Pork Chop Sandwich

Pan Seared BBQ Pork Chop, Arugula,

Blue Cheese, Balsamic Blueberry Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Alpine Captain Stout Short Rib

Slow Braised Short Rib, Asparagus,

Bell Peppers, Jasmine Rice,

 Alpine Captain Stout Jus $16