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.

4/15 Dinner





Cucumber Bites (3)

Cucumber Rounds Filled With

Herbed Cream Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes

Balsamic Syrup $5



Zucchini Fries

Buttermilk Battered Zucchini,

Fed Sauce $7



BBQ Tofu Salad

Roasted BBQ Tofu, Sweet Peas, Bell Peppers,

 Sautéed Beech & King Oyster Mushrooms,

 Roasted Asparagus, Arugula, Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on NY Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



BBQ Pork Chop Sandwich

Pan Seared BBQ Pork Chop, Arugula,

Blue Cheese, Balsamic Blueberry Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Fresh NC Rainbow Trout

Pan Seared Trout, Green Olives,

Sun Dried Tomatoes, Quinoa Tabouleh Salad

Lemon Balsamic Sauce $15