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.

3/29 Dinner


Goat Cheese Arancini  

Goat cheese, Risotto ,Parmesan, Onion ,Peppers

Roasted Red Pepper Coulis  $6




                                                          Duck Liver and Oyster Mushroom Pâté

French Mustards, Stone Brothers Damson Plum Jelly,

 Habanero Relish, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $13



 “Speck”Tactular Salad

Italian Speck Prosciutto, Mixed Green, Cherry Tomatoes, Cajun Purple

Potatoes, Shaved Carrot with a Lemon-Raspberry Vinaigrette $12



Curried Lamb Gyro

Curry Rubbed Lamb, Diced Tomato, Arugula,

Pickled Red Onion, Tzatziki Sauce on Pita Bread $13



Veggie Tacos

Black Beans, Sweet Peppers, White Corn, Red Onion

Squash, Spinach with Avocado Aioli

Served on Corn Tortillas   $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13