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.

5/30 Dinner

Chicken Liver Pâté

French Mustards, House Garlic Pickles, Pickled Okra,

Stone Brothers Chow-Chow & Huckleberry Jam, Crostini $12

Waldorf Salad

Dressed Apples, Grapes, Celery, Onions & Walnuts,

Ellerbe Creek Arugula, Biscuit Croutons $9

Add House Bacon $2

The Beets

Roasted Golden Beets, Smoked Goat Cheese,

Spicy Toasted Almonds on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage

Sautéed Sweet Cabbage, Maitake Mushrooms,

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Pesto Mashed Potatoes $11

Shark ‘n’ Chips

Beer Battered NC Shark, Sweet Potato Chips,

Red Cabbage Slaw, Banana Pepper Tartar Sauce $12

Sea Scallops

Seared Scallops, Pickled Daikon, Bluebird Meadows Squash & Cucumber Noodles,

Cold Soba Noodles, Mentsuyu Sauce, Cured Lemon, Cilantro Oil $17