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.

12/12 Dinner






Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Honey Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

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



Cranberry Salad

Cranberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Red Onion,

Mixed Greens, Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Confit Duck Cassoulet

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Beech Mushrooms, Shitake Mushrooms,

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



Baltimore Style Crab Cakes

Pan Seared Baltimore Crab Cakes, Fiji Apple & Yuzu Cole Slaw,

Old Bay Pickled Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad$15