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.

10/9 Dinner





Duck Liver & Shiitake Pate

Fig Jam, Spicy Plum Chutney,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $13



Green Tomato Salad

Green Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Orange Vinaigrette $10



Ellerbe Creek Watermelon Salad

Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Watermelon, Shaved Radish,

Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Orange-Honey Vinaigrette $11



Crab Cake

Fresh NC Crab Meat in a Baltimore Style Crab Cake,

Saffron & Pickled Red Onion Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Elk Linguini

Elk, Pear, Apple & Port Wine Sausage, Spicy Maple Cured Bacon,

Asparagus, Cremini Mushroom, Red Dragon Mornay, House Linguini $14



Pan Seared Redfish

Maitake Mushrooms, Ellerbe Creek Baby Bok Choy,

Blueberries, Bluebird Meadows Carmen Peppers, Beurre Rouge $17