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.

6/16 Dinner



Fried Artichokes

Fried Artichoke Hearts, Fed Sauce,

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow $7



Charcuterie Plate

Italian DOP Taleggio & Pecorino Tuscano, Prosciutto,

‘Njula Salami, Anchovy Fillets in Sunflower Oil, Marcona Almonds

Green Royal Olives, French Mustards, Capers, Stone Brothers

Sweet Habanero Relish, Moonshine Jam & Fig Preserves, Crostini $13



Appalachian Mt. Brewing Cider Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Summer Squash,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

App. Mt. Ginger Turmeric Cider Vinaigrette $12



Spicy Brisket Panini

Slow Braised Spicy BBQ Brisket, Swiss,

Smoked Gouda, Pickled Red Onions on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Romaine,

 Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served on Fries or Salad $13



Crispy Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Braised Pork Belly, Beech Mushrooms, Bean Sprouts,

Funny Girl Farm Rainbow Chard, Kim Chi,

Cantonese Suki Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13