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.

11/8 Dinner





Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Herb Roasted Potato Salad

Fingerlings Roasted in Dill, Tarragon & Parsley,

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Arugula $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Fried Chicken Liver, Blue Cheese, Banana Peppers,

Orange Zest, Romaine, Tomato on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $11



NC Red Drum

Fresh NC Red Drum Sautéed in Flour, Squash, Zucchini,

Brussels Sprouts, Lemon, Pecan Meunière $15