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.

6/21 Dinner



Fried Artichokes

Buttermilk Fried Artichoke, Lemon Aioli $8



Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Pork Belly Salad

Braided Pork Belly, Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bluebird Meadows Candy Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette $11



Tostado (V)

Refried Beans, Cherry Tomatoes,

Avocado, Swiss Chard,

Pickled Celery and Onions $12



BBQ Brisket

Braised Brisket, Smothered Brussel Sprouts,

 Duck Rabbit DoppleBock-Blueberry BBQ Sauce $15



Pasta Primavera (V)

Japanese Eggplant, Chery Tomatoes,

 Bluebird Meadows Tropea Onions and Celery,

 King Oyster Mushrooms,  

House Made Linguini $14