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.

9/17 Dinner



Fried Brussels Sprouts

Roasted & Fried Brussels Sprouts,

Pickled Red Onions, Fed Sauce $8



Chicken Liver & Beech Mushroom Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Kiwi Club Gose Salad

Fried Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots,

Cucumber, Red Radish, Mixed Greens,

Bell’s Kiwi Club Gose Vinaigrette $12



B.L.A.  2.0

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Dukes Mayonnaise on Seven Grain Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, jalapeño Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Arugula, Honey Lime Crema

On Flour Tortillas $13