The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

5/12 Lunch

Specials

                                                                                           

Chicken Liver Pâté

French Mustards, Moonshine Jelly, House Green Tomato Chow-Chow,

Stone Brother’s Kudzu Jelly & Cranberry-Orange Marmalade, Capers, Crostini $13

 

 

Cheese Plate

Choice of Three $14 or Five $19

1. Red Dragon Cheddar (England) 2. Smoked Pecorino (Italy)

3. Year-Aged Manchego (Spain) 4. Camembert (France) 5. Mauri Gorgonzola (Italy)

Served with Accoutrements & Water Crackers

 

 

Strawberry “Short Cake” Salad

Strawberries, Cucumber, Shaved Carrot, Feta,

Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $10

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9

 

Wild Boar Sandwich

Cranberry Wild Boar Sausage, Sunnyside Duck Egg,

 Sautéed Green Peppers & Onions, Spinach on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Garlic Butter, Crostini $14