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.

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Artichokes

Fried Artichokes, Pickled Red Onion,

Balsamic Syrup $6

 

 

Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Damson Plum Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Milano Salami Salad

Milano Salami, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shaved Carrot,

 Clover Sprouts, Arugula, Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Short Rib Bourguignon

Braised Short Rib, Button Mushrooms, Red and White Onion,

Garlic, Jasmine Rice $14

 

 

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