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.

2/29 Dinner





Eggplant Parmesan

Buttermilk Fried Eggplant, Basil Marinara,

 Parmesan, Mozzarella $8



Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Fig Preserves & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Cranberry Salad

Pickled Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

 Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Sweet Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10



Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato, Pickled Red Onions,

Sun Dried Tomato Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chipotle BBQ Pork Loin

Slow Cooked Pork Loin, King Trumpet Mushroom Mac N’ Cheese,

Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw, Shaved Winter Truffle,

 Citrus Adobo BBQ Sauce $15