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.

4/7 Dinner

 Specials

 

Wally Gator Bites

Buttermilk Fried Alligator, Kim Chi,

Sweet Saffron Aioli $9

 

 

Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Elderberry Jelly,

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

 

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Softshell Crab Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Softshell Crab,

Red Cabbage Slaw, Cajun Spiced Tartar Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $15

 

 

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