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.

1/11 Dinner

Duck Liver Pâté

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $7



Asparagus & Blue Cheese Salad

Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Roasted Walnuts, Mixed Greens,

 Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



 Fish & Chips

Bells Two Hearted Ale Battered Cod,

Sweet & Spicy Cole Slaw,

Fed Fries $14



Short Rib Pot Roast

Braised Short Rib, Carrots,

Potato, Celery, Onions,

 Bordelaise Sauce $15