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.

4/26 Dinner



Pita & Brie Bake

Danish Brie, Caramelized Red Onions,

Sautéed Spinach, Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup

On Toasted Pita $9



Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Feta Cheese Salad

Feta Cheese, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Walnut, Cherry Tomato, Mixed Greens,

 Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Walnut Pesto Aioli, Provolone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Sweet N’ Spicy Braised Pork Belly

Brown Sugar & Chili Rubbed Pork Belly,

Sweet Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Butter Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Chili Bourbon BBQ Sauce $15



Bistro Fillet

Petite Tenderloin, Roasted Asparagus,

Garlic Roasted Fingerlings, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bacon & Mushroom Gravy $16