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.

4/23 Dinner


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



BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Stone Bros. Spicy Dills,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Cherry Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16