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.

3/6 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle Barbeque, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver & King Trumpet Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Habanero Pepper Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Mango Salad

Mangos, Pickled Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Turkey Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Turkey Breast, Pickled Red Onion,

 Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Arugula, Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita,

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Gravy Braised Pork Loin

Slow Braised Pork Loin, Shiitake, Sweet Peppers,

Sherry Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Puree,

  Bourbon Stout Mushroom Gravy $15



NC Rainbow Trout

Pan Seared NC Rainbow Trout, Maitake Mushroom,

Asparagus, Paprika Garlic Roasted Fingerlings, Charred Lemon,

Brown Butter Caper Sauce $16