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 6/15

Fresh Catch   $13

Shrimp Tacos: Mango-chili Glazed NC Shrimp, Watermelon Radish and Cilantro Cream

in Corn Tortillas


Seafood and Andouille Gumbo with Rice $4 cup/ $6 bowl


Strawberry Salad $11

Mix Greens, Strawberries, Red Onions, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers

and Strawberry Vinaigrette


Turkey and Avocado Salad Sandwich $13

Lettuce and Tomato on a Brioche Bun with Fries or Side Salad 

Stuffed Quail $14

Garlic Cream Risotto Stuffed Quail, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Corn Orzo Pasta  

Desserts $7

Strawberry Bread Pudding

Lemon Chess Pie