The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

2/9 Lunch

                              Specials

                                                                                                       

Buffalo Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6

 

 

Chicken Liver & Truffle Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9

 

 

Squash & Zucchini Salad

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Shaved Carrots, Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese,

Mixed Greens, Maple Vinaigrette $11

 

                                                                                                                   

Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Brussels Sprout & Almond Slaw,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Pork Belly Linguini

Coffee Stout & Apple Braised Pork Belly, Chablis Brussels Sprouts,

Red & Yellow Bell Peppers, Shallots, Portobello, Smoked Ricotta,

House Linguini, Sun Dried Tomato Marinara $15