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.

5/1 Dinner

Chicken Liver Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



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



                                                                    Sweet Potato Rueben

Roasted Sweet Potato, Swiss,

 Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chorizo Cubano

Local Chorizo, Roasted Potato,

Provolone, Tangy Remoulade, Green Onion

Served On Cuban Loaf with Fries or Salad $13



Beef Tacos (3)

Seasoned Beef, Goat Cheese, Bell Peppers,

Arugula, Chipotle Crema $14