The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

8/5 Dinner




Fried Artichokes & Brussels Sprouts

Buttermilk Battered Artichokes, Brussels Sprouts,

Fed Sauce, Pickled Red Onions $9



Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Aged Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onions, Feta,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $9



Tuscan Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with fries or Salad $12



Squash & Zucchini Salad

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Parmesan, Mixed Greens,

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $11



Elk Sausage Philly

Elk, Apple, Pear & Port Wine Sausage, Arugula, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Swiss, Roasted Garlic Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Bison Sliders

Seasoned Bison, Whiskey Onions, Parmesan,

Mushrooms, Arugula, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Served with fries or Salad $14