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.

7/27 Dinner

Heirloom Tomato & Spec Ham Crostini

Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Herbed Goat Cheese,

Spec Ham, Crostini, Honey Thyme Dressing $8



Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

Red’s Farm Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Purslane,

Cucumbers, Red Onion, Basil, Feta,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $9



Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Herb Roasted Cauliflower, Cucumber, Red Onion,

 Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $12



Roast Turkey Sandwich

Sweet N’ Spicy Roast Turkey, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine,

 Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Provolone, Chipotle BBQ on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Orzo Ratatouille

Red’s Farm Carmen Peppers & Italian Eggplant, Cauliflower,

Red Onion, Squash, Smoked Ricotta, Roasted Tomato Sauce

 Over Italian Orzo $15



Moroccan Lamb Stroganoff

Moroccan Roast Lamb, Cherry Tomatoes,

Onions, Button Mushrooms, Spinach, Sherry Cream Sauce

Over House Linguini $15