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.

2/13 Dinner




Pork Fried Eggrolls (2)

Dr. Pepper Braised Pork Cheek, Kim Chi, Red Cabbage,

Carrot, Jasmine Rice, Sweet Chili Hoisin Sauce $6



Chicken Liver & Grey Dove Oyster Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pickled Radish, Shaved Carrot,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre,

Arugula, Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette $11




House Cured Maple Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



M. Bison Sliders

Seasoned Ground Bison, Pickled Onions,

Brussels Sprout & Almond Slaw Jalapeno Aioli on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14