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 1/14

Fresh Catch

Seared Bay Scallops, “Fox Farm Forage” Mushroom Risotto, Basil Oil $17

 

 

Beef and Bean Chili $4 cup/ $6 bowl

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sriracha Aioli $6

 

Crawfish Etouffee

Louisiana Crawfish, Tomato Gravy, White Rice $10

 

Catfish Sandwich

Fried NC Catfish, Tomato, Arugula and Horseradish Cream on a Hawaiian Brioche Bun served with choice of side $13

Dinner 1-11

Fresh Catch

Seared Bay Scallops, “Fox Farm Forage” Mushroom Risotto, Basil Oil $17

 

Beef and Bean Chili $4 cup/ $6 bowl

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sriracha Aioli $6

Edamame Sliders

Green Tomato Salsa, Arugula, Provolone Cheese, Sriracha Aioli served with Choice of Side $10

 

Shrimp Hoagie

Fried NC Shrimp, Tomato, Arugula and Tangy Tomato Sauce on a Hoagie Roll served with choice of side $13

Dinner 12/29

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable $4 cup/ $6 bowl

Fried Green Tomatoes

Chowchow and Tzatziki sauce $6

 

Pork Steaks

Chili Crusted Pork Loin, Green Tomato Mole and Sautéed Broccoli $13

 

Fried Chicken

Mac and Cheese and Sweet Peas $12

12/27

Fried Banana Peppers

Served with Blue Cheese Sauce $6

Pork Eggroll

Candied Pork, Cabbage and Carrots served with Sweet Chili Sauce $6

 

BLFGT

Bacon, Lettuce, Fried Green Tomato and Sriracha Aioli on Sour Dough served with Fries or Side Salad $10

Dinner 12/19

3-Bean Chili $4 cup/$6 bowl

 

Fried Banana Peppers

Served with Sriracha Aioli $6

Turkey and Bacon Burger

Green Tomato Chowchow, Swiss Cheese and Arugula on a Hawaiian Brioche Bun

served with Fries or a Side Salad $11

Petite Ribeye

Grilled Ribeye with Turkey Liver Dirty Rice and Horseradish Cream $14