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.

5/13 Dinner



Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower,

Blue Cheese Crumbles, Buffalo Sauce $7



Pita Pie

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Feta,

Green Olives, Red Onions, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup $7



Hakurei Turnip Salad

Sliced Turnips, Red Onion, Cucumber,

Shaved Carrots, Almonds, Arugula,

Plum Wine Vinaigrette $12



 Speck Ham and Provolone

Italian Speck, Provolone, Red Onion,

 Tomato, Arugula, Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $13



NC Softshell Crab Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Softshell, Red Leaf Lettuce,

Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Fresh Mahi Mahi

Pan Seared Mahi, Red Onions, Garlic Roasted Potatoes,

Bell Peppers, Red’s Farm Bok Choy, Yuzu Tobiko,

Pesto Sauce, Sweet Garlic Tomato Broth $16