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.

6/12 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Fried Mushrooms

Buttermilk Fried Crimini, Pickled Red Onions,

Suki Yaki Sauce $7

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Strawberry Salad

Lyon Farms Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.T.

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Braised Pork Tacos (3)

Dr. Pepper Braised Pork Cheek Tacos,

 Bluebird Meadows Red Cabbage & Brussels Sprouts Slaw,

Pineapple, Cilantro, Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce $13

 

 

Short Rib Ravioli

Braised Short Rib Ravioli,

Heirloom Carrot and Fennel Ragu,

Swiss Chard, Shredded Manchego