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.

3/24 Dinner



Fried Gator Bites

Buttermilk Battered Alligator Tail,

With Fed Sauce $9



Cheese & Toscano Salami Plate

Tuscano Salami, Honey Gouda, Smoked Ricotta,

Semi Hard Goat Asiago, Gaeta Olives, Roasted Red Peppers,

Habanero Relish, Jalapeno Fig Preserves, Balsamic Glaze $13



Spring Salad

Radish, Red Onion, Bell Pepper, Cherry Tomato,

Blueberries, Toasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Apple Cider Vinaigrette $11



BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Roast Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Romaine

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Ranchero Style Tempeh Tacos (3)

Marinated Tempeh, Onions, Poblano Peppers,

Radish, Romaine, Cilantro, House Tomatillo

On Corn Tortillas $13



Pineapple & Duck Confit Fried Rice

Pulled Confit Duck, Pineapple, Egg, Sweet Corn,

Peas, Crimini Mushroom, Scallions, Red Onion,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce, Basmati Rice $13