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.

5/10 Dinner

                                       Carolina Bruschetta

                                                  Fresh  Mozzarella , Tomato, Red Onion, Garlic,

                                                        Spicy Pepper Jam, Oregano Shallot oil $8




                                                                     Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Damson Plum Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Strawberry Salad

Fresh Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



B.L.A.  2.0

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Peppered Steak and Goat Cheese Tacos

Slow Cooked Flap Steak, Lollipop Kale, Goat Cheese,

Pickled Fennel, Red Pepper Crema




                                                               Buttermilk Fried Corvina Sandwich

                                                             Buttermilk Fried Corvina, Lettuce, Tomato,

Chorizo Tartar Sauce,  on a Jalapeño Brioche  

Served with Fries or Salad $14