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 9/8

Peach and Melon Gazpacho $4/$6

 

Arugula Salad

Almonds, Red onion, Goat Cheese, Smoked Grape Vinaigrette $10

 

Turkey Melt

Chili Rubbed Turkey Breast, Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Ailoi on Starry Night Rye Bread $11

 

Pork Belly Roulade
Herb Cheese Stuffed Pork Belly, Quinoa Pilaf, Sautéed Asparagus $13

Dinner 9/7

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup $4/$6

 

Arugula Salad

Almonds, Red onion, Goat Cheese, Smoked Grape Vinaigrette $10

 

Turkey Melt

Chili Rubbed Turkey Breast, Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Ailoi on Starry Night Rye Bread $11

 

Smoked Pork Brisket

Chili Rubbed Smoked Pork Brisket, Braised Baby Bok Choy (Elysian Fields Farm) and Brussels Sprouts, Mascarpone Polenta $12

Fall Menu

Appetizers

Fed Fries A Large Portion of our Fresh-Cut, Twice-Cooked Fries with Garlic & Parsley $6
Romaine Wraps with Cauliflower Tabbouleh $7

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip with Warm Pita Bread $8

Nachos Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Jalapenos, Refried Beans $9

Add Chicken, Pork or Guacamole $3
Soup of the Day Cup/Bowl $4/$6

Chili Dusted Crispy Chickpeas $4

 

Salads

Field Greens Roasted Butternut Squash, Golden Raisins, Red Onions, Maple Vinaigrette $9

Brussels Sprout Leaves Red Onion, Cucumber, Walnuts, Lemon Vinaigrette $9

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Watermelon Radish, Croutons, Buttermilk – Dijon Vinaigrette $9

Add Chicken or Pork $3 Add Oysters $4

 

Sandwiches

All sandwiches come with a side of fries or a small green salad

 

Vegetable Pita Hummus, Olive, Tomato, Red Onion, Banana Pepper, Feta, Romaine, Red Wine Vinaigrette $9

Add Chicken or Pork $3

Oyster Caesar Wrap Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato, Parmesan, Caesar Dressing,

Garlic Herb Tortilla $12

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche $12

Beer Braised Pork Sandwich Habanero Pepper Jack Cheese, Yellow Onion on Sour Dough $10

Edamame Sliders Sriracha Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Guacamole $11

Add Cheddar, Provolone, Swiss Bacon $1

 

Entrees

Carnitas Beer Braised Pork, Corn Tortillas, Fresh Salsa, Shredded Lettuce, Guacamole $11

Mushroom Stroganoff Wild Foraged Mushrooms, Zucchini Pasta $13

*Fed Burger Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Dijon Mustard on Brioche $12
Add Cheddar, Provolone, Habanero Jack or Swiss $1/Bleu Cheese $2/ Mushrooms, Fried Egg or

Bacon $1/Guacamole $3 Au Poivre Sauce $2

 

House-Made Dessert $7

-Ask Server for Details

Columbian Medium Roast Coffee with 1 Free Refill $2

Dinner 8/30

 

Buffalo Caulilini

Buttermilk Soaked, Fried Caulilini with Blue Cheese$7

 

Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

Frisee, Watermelon Radish, Pine Nuts and Mixed Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

 

Mushroom Stroganoff

Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Onions wit Zucchini Pasta $12

 

Pork Belly Almandine

Braised Pork Belly, Sautéed Green Beans, Roasted Almonds with a Hatch Chile Mole $12