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.

8/10 Dinner

Fried Padron Peppers

Funny Girl Farms Padron Peppers, Brava Sauce,

 Himalayan Pink Salt, Feathered Smoked Ricotta $7



Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Aged Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onions,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $9



Squash & Zucchini Salad

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Parmesan, Mixed Greens,

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $11



Tuscan Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with fries or Salad $12



Blueberry BBQ Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Blueberry BBQ Braised Pork Belly, Bell Peppers,

Roasted Fingerlings & Sweet Corn, Red Cabbage,

 Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

Nduja Andouille Sausage, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Duck & Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $16