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.

2/22 Dinner

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Pistachios, Lavender Vinaigrette $9


Duck Confit

Roasted Lollipop Kale, Quartered Radish, Gorgonzola,

Biscuit Croutons, Orange-Pimentón Vinaigrette $12


Beef Bulgolgi Poutine

Korean BBQ Shaved NY Strip,

Shiitake Mushroom Gravy,

Gorgonzola, Fed Fries, Scallion $13


Steamed Mussels

Hickory Bacon, Shallots, Garlic, Capers, White Wine,

Smoked Lobster Butter, Crostini $14


Mushroom Bolognese

House-made Linguine, Shiitake Mushroom Bolognese, Goat Cheese $15