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 8/30


Buffalo Caulilini

Buttermilk Soaked, Fried Caulilini with Blue Cheese$7


Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

Frisee, Watermelon Radish, Pine Nuts and Mixed Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10


Mushroom Stroganoff

Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Onions wit Zucchini Pasta $12


Pork Belly Almandine

Braised Pork Belly, Sautéed Green Beans, Roasted Almonds with a Hatch Chile Mole $12