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.

Dinner 7/31


Fried Oysters

Buttermilk Marinated Oysters with Fed Sauce $8


Spinach Salad

Heirloom Cucumbers, Parmesan Cheese, Cashews, Red Onions and Strawberry Vinaigrette $10


Seared Scallops

Seared Bay Scallops, Sautéed Green Beans and Fairytail Eggplant, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes $15


London Broil

Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Coconut Braised Collard Greens $15