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.

4/28 Dinner




Fried Artichokes

Lightly Battered Artichoke Hearts,

Fed Sauce $7



Stuffed Bell Pepper

Roasted Bell Pepper, Ground Beef,

Jalapenos, Onions, Garlic, Honey Bee Gouda,

Sweet Chipotle Crema $7



Feta Cheese Salad

Feta Cheese, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Walnut, Cherry Tomato, Mixed Greens,

 Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Beer Braised Brisket, Romaine, Tomato, Swiss,

 Crispy Fried Shallots, Eastern BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Cajun Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wild Boar Stir Fry

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bell Peppers, Carrots,

Shallots, Button Mushrooms, Red’s Farm Rainbow Chard, Celery,

Sweet Chili Hoisin Sauce, Jasmine Rice $14