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.

5/20 Dinner

Specials

 

Camembert en Croûte

Camembert (France) & House-made Blueberry Jam in Puff Pastry,

French Dijon, Sweet Garlic Pickles, Balsamic Syrup, Wellington Water Crackers $11

 

 

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Shaved Carrot & Radish, Year-Aged Manchego (Spain),

Ellerbe Farms Mixed Greens, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Fennel Fronds $10

 

 

Duck Confit Salad

Radish, Pickled Red Onion, Herbed Goat Cheese, Baby Arugula,

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $10

 

 

Sweet Potato Reuben

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

 Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9

 

Chicken Wings

Lemongrass BBQ Sauce, Toasted Almonds, Scallions,

French Honey Mustard, Carrots & Celery $10

 

 

Monkfish Po’Boy

Garlic-Butter Poached Monkfish, Bluebird Meadows Swiss Chard Slaw,

 Garlic-Dill Pickles, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14