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.

7/28 Dinner

Chicken Liver Pâté

Dijon & Whole Grain Mustard, Capers,

Red Onion Marmalade, Pickled Okra, Onion Jam, Crostini $12


Candied Radish Salad

Candied Radish Chips, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Artichoke,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Raspberry Vinaigrette $10


Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Carrots, Celery,

Red Onion, Romaine, Tomato on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Wild Boar Sandwich

Red Peppers, Provolone, Arugula,

Tomato, Sunnyside Egg, Citrus Basil Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Crostini $14


Chicken Liver & Smoked Feta Ravioli

Lollipop Kale, Hickory Bacon, Red Peppers,

Shallots, Purslane Chablis & Basil Pesto $16