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.

8/16 Dinner

Spicy Pimento Wontons (6)

House Spicy Pimento Cheese, Sweet Bacon Marmalade,

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish, Basil Oil $9



Dijon Roasted Potato Salad

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes, Bell Peppers,

Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Spinach,

Romaine, Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Cucumbers, Roasted Red Peppers,

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Sweet Chili Brisket Sliders

Pulled Sweet Chili Braised Brisket,

Pineapple, Memphis Style BBQ Sauce on Brioche Rolls

Served with Crispy Fried Onions & Pickled Watermelon Rind $13