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.

1/21 Dinner

 Specials

 

Buffalo Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Garlic Parsley,

Blue Cheese Crumbles, Buffalo Sauce $6

 

 

Chicken Liver, Shiitake & Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Damson Plum Jam, Fig & Ginger Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Haricots Verts, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Pickled Shrimp Salad

 Twice Pickled White Shrimp, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Cocktail Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Venison Meatloaf

Ground Venison, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Jalapenos,

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes, Roasted Red Pepper,

 Red Onions, Asparagus, Shiitake Gravy $14

 

 

Brandy Scallops

Large Pan Seared Scallops, Sautéed Spinach & Shallots,

 Sweet Peppers, Brandy Cream Sauce $14