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 1/24

Fresh Catch

Seared Halibut, Sautéed Haricot Verts, Cherry Tomatoes and Artichokes

with a Lime Butter Sauce $19

Cream of Mushroom soup $4 cup/ $6 bowl

Fried Banana Pepper

Sriracha Aioli $6


Alligator Sauce Piquante

Tender Alligator, Spicy Tomato Gravy Over Rice $14

Crawfish and Salmon Pattie Salad

Seared Crawfish and Salmon Pattie atop a Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cucumbers and a Dill Vinaigrette $13