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.

7/11 Dinner

Fried Mushroom with Brava Sauce

Buttermilk Battered Mushrooms, Brava Sauce,

Smoked Ricotta Crumbles $8



Hummus & Pita Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Green Olives,

Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Balsamic Syrup $6



Heirloom Tomato Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Feta, Toasted Almonds, Arugula,

White Wine Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian dressing on NY Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Smoked Sausage & White Shrimp Dirty Rice

Pork Smoked Sausage, White Shrimp, Zucchini, Spinach,

Bell Pepper, Sweet White Onions, Yellow Rice, Cajun Spices

Pickled Sun Chokes, Tomatillo Salsa, $14



Triple Tail Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Snapper, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15