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.

3/21 Dinner

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Shiitake’s, 6 Minute Egg, Watercress,

Old Bay Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $12


Artichoke Panini

Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives,

Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, Swiss,

Smoked Tomato Aioli on Pumpernickel

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Italian Sausage

Banana & Jalapeno Pepper Relish,

Sautéed Spinach, Dijon Mustard on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Duck Confit

Sautéed Lollipop Kale, Shaved Radish,

Grits, Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash Purée $14


Whole Rainbow Trout

Trout Stuff with Artichoke Hearts, Olives & Peppers,

Sautéed Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes, Pistachio Gremolata $15


Petite NY Strip

B & B Farms Micro Kale, Shiitake Mushrooms,

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Crispy Shallots $16