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.

7/1 Dinner

Padrón Peppers

Fried Padrón Peppers tossed in Red Sea Salt, Brava Sauce, Smoked Onion Relish $6


Chicken Liver Pâté

Pickled Okra, Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Syrup,

 Green Tomato Chutney, Capers, Crostini $12


Endive Salad

Mozzarella Burrata, Endives, Mixed Greens, Banana Peppers & Tomatoes,

Pistachios, Guajillo Pepper Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10


Duck Confit Panini

Onion Jam, House Pickles, Mahón Cheese on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Duck Egg, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Oyster Po’ Boy

Fried Oysters, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato, Arugula, Smoked Corn Purée on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13