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.

2/22 Dinner





Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Sweet Chili Hoisin,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6



Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



BBQ Pork Belly Salad

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

Arugula, Croutons, Parmesan, Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11



Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Mushroom Gravy, Shallots,

Smoked Ricotta, Shaved Winter Truffle, Fed Frites $13



Duck Breast

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

Maitake, Shallots, Elderberry Sherry Reduction $16