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.

4/19 Dinner



Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $7



Duck Liver & Cremini Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots,

 Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Parmesan, Curry-Cinnamon Vinaigrette $11



Turkey Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Turkey, Shaved Radish, Red Onion,

Arugula, House Tzatziki Sauce on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Jamaican Langoustine Curry

Sauteed Langoustines, Shiitake, Broccoli,

Squash, Bell Peppers, Jamaican Curry Sauce

Over Jasmine Rice $16



Saffron Cauliflower with Sundried Tomatoes

Roasted Saffron Cauliflower, Sundried Tomatoes, Maitake, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Seitan, Purple Potatoes, Spiced Fried Chick Peas, Green Curry Sauce,

Beet Jus over Butternut Squash Bisque $14