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.

9/31 Dinner

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8

 

 

Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Pepper Relish & Fig Preserves,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Garden Salad

Shaved Bluebird Meadows Radish, Roasted Red Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Champagne Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Pastrami Melt

House Cured Pastrami, Red Onion,

Stone Bros Hot Dill Pickles, Swiss, Dijon on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $15

 

 

Linguine Marinara (v)

House Linguine, Asparagus, Zucchini, Bell Peppers  

House Made Marinara $14