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.

11/13 Dinner






                                                                            Buffalo Fried Crimini

Buttermilk Fried Crimini,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Flatbread Crackers $13



Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Blue Bird Meadows Radish & Sweet Corn,

Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, Walnuts, Arugula,

White Wine Vinaigrette $12



BBQ Pork Sandwich

BBQ Smoked Pork Butt, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Honey BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Smoked Pork Chili

Slow Smoked Pork Butt, Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Onions,

Chili Paste, Tomato, Served Over Jasmine Rice $12



 N.Y. Strip Steak

Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Marinated N.Y. Strip, Maitake,

Oyster Mushroom Medley, Seared Asparagus $18