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 2/8

Fresh Catch

NC Shrimp Lasagna Fritters with White Wine Alfredo Sauce $16


Mushroom and Coconut Curry $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Fried Okra

Cornmeal Fried Okra, Garlic Aioli $5


Warm Pastrami Sandwich

Thin Sliced Pastrami, Brie Cheese, Arugula, Horseradish Aioli on Marbled Pumpernickel Sourdough with Choice of Side $12


Arugula Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Fried Pearl Onions, Marcona Almonds

and Cucumber Vinaigrette $10

Mushroom Gnocchi

Fox Forage Farm Maitake Mushrooms, Potato Gnocchi, Peppers and Onions, Arugula $13



Humming Bird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Peanut Butter Pie