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.

7/6 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

 Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Spring Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Pickled Red Onion,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on NY Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Shallots,

Duck Gravy, French Brie,

Fed Fries $16