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.

4/29 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Fig Preserves & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Chicken Wings (8)

Insanity Hot, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Pork Ribeye

Pan Seared Marinated Pork Ribeye, Sautéed Spinach,

Button Mushrooms, Shallots, Sweet Potato Puree,

Chipotle Cranberry BBQ Sauce $17

 

 

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