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 3/28

Fresh Catch

Seared Grouper with Sautéed Asparagus and Cauliflower Risotto $17


Beef and Mushroom $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Fried Oyster Mushrooms

 Sriracha Aioli $7


Duck Tacos

Duck Confit, Habanero Salsa, Flour Tortillas $9

Shrimp Primavera

NC Shrimp, Peppers and Onions, Zucchini, Eggplant, Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes and Spaghetti Pasta in White Wine Garlic Sauce $15



Peanut Butter Pie

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake