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.

5/3 Dinner



Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Italian Speck Panini

Aged Italian Speck, Arugula, Tomato, Banana Peppers,

Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Mortadella Melt

Italian Mortadella, Fresh Basil, Pepperocini, Caramelized Onions,

 Swiss, Smoked Gouda on Thick Cut Garlic & Herb Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Honey Sriracha Pork Belly Stir Fry

Pan Seared Pork Belly, Watermelon Radish,

Bell Peppers, Shallots, Crimini Mushrooms, Honey Sriracha

Over Jasmine Rice or Zucchini & Carrot Noodles $15