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.

6/21 Dinner



Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Charcuterie Plate

Italian DOP Taleggio & Pecorino Tuscano, Prosciutto,

‘Njula Salami, Marcona Almonds, Green Royal Olives, French Mustards, Capers,

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



Roasted Summer Squash Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Summer Squash,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Seven Grain Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Tilapia Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Garlic Butter Tilapia, Bell Peppers,

Roast Sweet Corn, House Pico de Gallo,

Jalapeno Aioli on Corn Tortillas $13



Breakfast Stout Short Rib

Slow Stout Braised Boneless Short Rib,

Garlic Roasted Fingerlings & Brussels Sprouts,

Founders Breakfast Stout Jus BBQ Sauce $15