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.

11/18 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Honey Chipotle,

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

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



BBQ Shrimp Salad

Chili BBQ White Shrimp, Roasted Red Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Gala Apples, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



NY Strip Hoagie

Spice Rubbed Sliced NY Strip, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Red Dragon Cheese, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14



Wild Boar & Venison Stir Fry

Wild Boar with Cranberry & Venison with Blueberry Sausage,

Sherry Braised Brussels Sprouts, Mixed Bell Peppers, Squash,

Zucchini, Carrots, Coconut-Pineapple Szechwan Sauce

Over Jasmine Rice $15



Fresh NC Red Drum

Pan Seared Red Drum Fillet, Asparagus,

Bluebird Meadows Watermelon Radish & Indigo Radicchio,

Saffron-Garlic Butter Sauce $16