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 3/26

Fresh Catch

NC Shrimp Pasta with Tasso, Arugula, White Wine Garlic Cream and Spaghetti Pasta $14


Beef and Mushroom $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Fried Shiitake Mushrooms

 Sriracha Aioli $7


Duck Poutine

Fed Fries Covered with Duck and Stout Gravy and Fig and Herb Goat Cheese $11


Duck Confit

Crimson Lentals, Golden Raisin and Habanero Relish $15


Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake