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.

9/2 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                           

 

Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Spicy Pepper Jam, Blackberry Jam, French Mustards,

Capers, Pickled Okra, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $12

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion,

Pickled Radish, Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Champagne Grapefruit Vinaigrette $10

 

 

B.L.A.

House Cherry Wood Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Drunken Linguini

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Brinkley Farms Squash & Zucchini,

Sautéed Kale, Chablis & Drunken Goat Cheese Mornay $12

 

 

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Havarti, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Short Rib Ravioli

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Ellerbe Creek Sweet Peppers,

Sautéed Kale, Parmesan, Pineapple Sage Beef Brodo $14