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.

12/10 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, Crostini $13



Sweetwater Dank Tank Salad

Roasted Asparagus, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Red Onion, Bean Sprouts, Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Sweetwater Dank Tank Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb Leg, Arugula, Tomato,

 Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Pita Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Confit Duck Cassoulet

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Beech Mushrooms, Shitake Mushrooms,

White Onions, Pork Couennes, Pinto Beans, Panko Crust $13



Kim Chi Osso Bucco

Slow Roasted Pork Osso Bucco in a Hoisin Chili Sauce,

Brussels Sprouts, Nappa Cabbage & Bacon Kim Chi

Pickled Bluebird Meadows Radish $16