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.

2/4 Dinner



Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Italian Gorgonzola Pita  

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled Red Onion,

Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Seasoned Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing $12



Italian Prosciutto Sandwich

Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion,

Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice $15



Sweet & Sour Mahi Mahi

Pan Seared Mahi, Bell Peppers,

Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onion,

Sweet N’ Sour Sauce, Jasmine Rice $16