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.

10/28 Dinner

Specials

 

 

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8

 

 

Salami Plate

 Three Imported Tuscan Salamis, Speck Ham, Pecorino Tuscano,

Fresh Soft Ricotta, Roasted Red Peppers, Pickled Spiced Apple 

   Served with Crostini $12

 

 

Epic Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Spinach, Epic Tart N’ Juicy Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $10

 

 

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

NC Red Drum

Pan Seared Red Drum, Roasted Maitake,

Bluebird Meadows Green Sugarloaf Radicchio,

Slow Cooked Bell Peppers, Red Onion & Cabbage,

Lemon Rosemary Tomato Sauce $16