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.

2/21 Dinner





Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Sweet Chili Hoisin,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $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



Sea Bass Tacos (3)

Marinated NC Sea Bass, Brussels Sprout Slaw,

Squash, Zucchini, Chipotle Lime Crema,

Soy Ginger Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Duck Breast

Pan Seared Kim Chi Stuffed Duck Breast, Au Gratin Potatoes,

Maitake, Shallots, Elderberry Sherry Reduction $16