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 2/25

Fresh Catch

NC Lump Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushroom on a Bed of Greens $15


Tomato Vegetable $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Fried Onion Petals

Horseradish Aioli $6


Cottage Pie

Stewed Ground Lamb, Carrots, Peas and Corn Topped with Garlic Mashed Potatoes $13


Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Smoked Salmon, Red Onions, Caper Cream on Pumpernickel with Choice of Side $13



Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Apple Pie