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.

6/17 Dinner



Duck Pâté

Strawberry Jam, Pickled Okra, Kalamata Tapenade,

House Pickles, Dijon & Whole Grain Mustard, Crostini $12



Roasted Carrots

Roasted Bluebird Meadows Carrots, Carrot Hummus,

Goat Cheese Mousse, Carrot Frond Pesto $9

Wild Boar Panini

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Pimento Cheese, Smoked Onion Relish on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Oyster Po’boy

Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Popcorn Taco (3)

Caramelized NC Sweet Corn, Red Peppers & Onions, Cilantro,

Banana Pepper & Tomato Relish, Seasoned Popcorn, Smoked Pecorino on Corn Tortillas $12



Squid Ink & Crab Ravioli

Baby Leeks, Sea Beans, Shiitake & Sherry Sauce, Purple Basil $16