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.

2/11 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Fried Sweet Potatoes

Buttermilk Fried Sweet Potatoes, Buffalo Sauce

Blue Cheese Sauce $6

 

 

Chicken Liver & Truffle Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9

 

 

Pickled Radish Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Radish, Shaved Carrot,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre,

Mixed Greens, Maple Vinaigrette $11

 

  

Meaty Chili

Strip Steak, Pork Loin, Ground Beef, Black beans, Kidney Beans,

 Red & Yellow Bell Peppers, Celery, Crispy Fried Onions

Over Cilantro Jasmine Rice $12

 

 

Baltimore Style Crabcake

Pan Seared Crabcake, Lemon Aioli,

Brussels Sprout & Almond Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13