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.

3/14 Dinner



Chicken Liver & Mushroom Pâté

Onion Jam, Blackberry Preserve, House Pickles,

Pickled Okra, French Mustards, Crostini $12



Apple Salad

Shaved Radish, Pickled Shallots,

6 Minute Egg, Mixed Greens, Feta,

Toasted Almonds, Sumac Vinaigrette $10



Sausage & Pepper Salad

Pecan Smoked Andouille, Fried Lollipop Kale, Pickled Red Onion,

Goat Cheese Mousse, Banana Pepper Gelée $11



The Scarlet Pumpernickel

Roasted Duck Breast, Banana Pepper & Jalapeno Relish,

Arugula, Blackberry Marscapone on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



NY Strip Cheesesteak

Sliced NY Strip, Red Peppers, Mushrooms,

Sautéed Onion, Provolone, Garlic Sriracha Aioli on a Sub Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14




NC Yellowfin Tuna, Red Peppers, Onion, Tomatoes, Potatoes,

Buttermilk Cornbread, Charred Scallion $15