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.

4/29 Dinner

Chicken Liver Mousse

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Peach-Raisin-Ginger Chutney,

Capers, Pickled Onions, Two Chicks Farms Hot Pepper Jelly, Crostini $12


“Short Cake” Salad

Strawberries, Cucumber, Shaved Carrot, Feta,

Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $9


Japanese Rachel

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes,

Wasabi Slaw, Swiss, Russian Dressing on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Kimchi Pita

Chinese Sausage, Kimchi, Shallots, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

Pea Shoots, Cucumber & Sambal Sauce on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Duck in the Hole

Fried Duck Egg, Hollandaise, Fried Bologna,

 Banana Peppers, Arugula in Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Half Moroccan Chicken

Half Roasted Chicken, Roasted Tomatoes, Bok Choy,

Cilantro, Israeli Couscous, Curry Jus, Espelette $17