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.

5/5 Dinner

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7



Buffalo Cremini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Asada Braised Brisket Sandwich

Sliced Brisket, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Arugula,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Mayo on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Mexican Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Ground Chorizo, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

Queso Fresco, Roasted Red Pepper Tomatillo Sauce,

Romaine on Corn Tortillas $13



Korean BBQ Pork Belly Fried Rice

Honey Sriracha Seared Pork Belly, Watermelon Radish,

Bell Peppers, Shallots, Crimini Mushrooms, Egg,

 Jasmine Rice, Korean BBQ Sauce $15