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.

11/10 Dinner



Fried Artichoke Hearts

Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Parsley, Italian Vinaigrette $6



Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Wild Mushroom Salad

Maitake & Button Duxelle, Shaved Carrots, Snow Peas, Spinach,

Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre, Champagne Vinaigrette $11



Prosciutto Sandwich

400 Day Aged Italian Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato,

 Banana Pepper, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Spicy Winter Chili

Pork Loin, Beef, Carrots, Onions, Kidney Beans,

Garlic Tomatoes, Parsley, Monterey Jack

Served with Fed Fries $14



Pineapple & Adobo Brisket

Pineapple & Adobo Braised Beef Brisket,

 Onions, Leeks, Red Cabbage Slaw, Squash, Zucchini,

Roasted Fingerlings with Garlic & orange Zest, Pineapple & Brisket Au Jus $16