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.

1/22 Dinner





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Fried Shrimp

Breaded & Fried White Shrimp,

Garlic Parsley, Lemon, Sweet Chili Cocktail Sauce $9



Chicken Liver, Shiitake & Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Damson Plum Jam, Fig & Ginger Jam,

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



Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Smoked Gouda, Roasted Red Peppers on Sourdough

Served with Tomato Basil Soup $9



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Sweet Chipotle Remoulade,

Brussels Sprouts & Pickled Onion Slaw on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fresh NC Monkfish

Pan Seared NC Monkfish, Ratatouille, Squash, Zucchini,

Eggplant, Ginger Garlic Tomato Sauce