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.

11/3 Dinner






Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Three Pepper Jelly & Chow Chow,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



 Niçoise Salad

Hard Boiled Egg, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Snow Peas,

Olives, Roasted Fingerlings, Mixed Greens, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette $10



Felino Salami Sandwich

Salami Cured with Red Wine, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Swiss, Herbed Dijon on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14



Pan Seared Duck Breast

Roasted Paprika-Garlic Fingerlings, Shallots,

Asparagus, Sherry Elderberry Reduction $16