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.

5/18 Dinner



Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Italian Prosciutto Salad

Thin Sliced Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Walnuts, Arugula,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Brisket Tacos (3)

Chili Braised Brisket, Red Onion,

Sweet Corn, Red’s Farm Rainbow Chard, Hakurei Turnips,
 Kim Chi, Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Corn Tortillas $13



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Tangy Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13