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.

1/9 Dinner

Fried Cheese Curds

Buttermilk Battered White Cheese Curds,

Fed Sauce $6



Three Meat Chili

Elk Sausage, Bacon Sausage, Beef, Tomatoes,

Sweet Corn, Onions, Kidney Beans, Chickpeas,

Corn Chips, Cheddar, Sour Cream $5/7



Asparagus & Blue Cheese Salad

Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Roasted Walnuts, Mixed Greens,

 Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Spicy Salami Sandwich

Spicy Calabrese Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Steak Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Flank Steak, Pico de Gallo,

Tomatillo Sauce, Sour Cream, Cilantro,

Romaine on Corn Tortillas $13

Add Gaucamole $1



Short Rib Pot Roast

Braised Short Rib, Carrots,

Potato, Celery, Onions,

 Bordelaise Sauce $15