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.

5/19 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



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



Sweet Chili Turkey Sandwich

Sweet Chili Roasted Turkey, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Batered Chicken, Romaine,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Tomatillo Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

‘Njula Spreadable Salami, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $16