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.

Dinner 10/18

Turkey and Bean Chili $4/6


Rabbit Remoulade

Braised Rabbit, Fried Green Tomatoes, House Remoulade Sauce, Citrus and Arugula Sala $9


Spinach Salad

Toasted Walnuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon

Grated Parmesan, Strawberry Vinaigrette $10


Duck Confit

Confit Duck Quarter, Butternut Squash Puree, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper Sauce $14