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.

7/28 Dinner

Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

Red’s Farm Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Purslane,

Cucumbers, Red Onion, Basil, Feta,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $8



Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Herb Roasted Cauliflower, Cucumber, Red Onion,

 Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Chipotle BBQ Braised Pork Belly, Onions,

Bell Peppers, Carrots, Crispy Fried Shallots,

Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Orzo Ratatouille

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

Red Onion, Squash, Smoked Ricotta, Roasted Tomato Sauce

 Over Italian Orzo $15