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.

2/20 Dinner





Baked Pita

Greek Feta, Spinach, Pickled Red Onions,

Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette $6



Chicken Liver & Grey Dove Oyster Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish & Jalapeno Pepper Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Pork Belly Salad

Crispy Pork Lardon, Red Onion, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers,

Arugula, Croutons, Parmesan, Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11




House Cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Russian Dressing, Swiss on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Mexican Chorizo, Woodfruit Maitake, Squash, Zucchini,

 Roasted Red Peppers, Chipotle Lime Crema on Flour Tortillas $12



NC White Sea Bass

Pan Seared Sea Bass, Chablis Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Woodfruit Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms, Forbidden Rice,

 Beet Jus, Chili Lime Hollandaise $16