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.

9/4 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                           

 

Stuffed Portabella

Marinated Portabella Stuffed with Saffron Risotto, Sweet Farm Peppers,

Red Onion, Spinach, NC Sweet Corn, House Walnut Pesto & Parmesan $6

 

 

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

 

 

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Pork Belly

Jasmine & Forbidden Rice, Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Tomatoes,

 Sautéed Spinach, Caramelized Chili Sauce $14

 

 

Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Crostini $14