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 2/13

Fresh Catch

Fish and Chips: Beer Battered Atlantic Cod, Fries and Lemon Caper Aioli $14


Chicken and Rice $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Tempura Fried Mushrooms

Fox Farm Forage Oyster Mushroom, Ginger Sesame Sauce $8


Charred Kale Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Carrots, Marcona Almonds

and Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette $10


Corned Beef Sandwich

Sliced Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, 1000 Island Dressing, fried Onion Straws on Pumpernickel Bread $12


Forbidden Rice Risotto

Shitake Mushrooms, Wilted Purple Kale $13




Humming Bird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Peanut Butter Pie