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.

4/21 Dinner

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5



Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10



Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Teriyaki Ginger Tempeh Tacos (3) (v)

Teriyaki Ginger Five Grain Tempeh, Pineapple Kim Chi,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Sundried Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16