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.

2/27 Dinner




Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle Barbeque, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Fig Preserves & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Hopslam Salad

 Shaved Radish, Carrots, Red Onion, Fried Chick Peas,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula,

Hopslam & Orange Zest Vinaigrette $11



Wild Boar Ragu

Sundried Tomatoes, Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms,

Sweet Peppers, Carrots, Celery, Red Onion Jam, Manchego, House Linguini,

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage Ragu $15



Citrus Adobo Pork Loin

Slow Cooked Pork Loin, King Trumpet Mushrooms,

Sweet Peppers, Zucchini, Citrus Adobo BBQ Sauce,

 Rosemary Pineapple Jasmine Rice $16