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.

6/5 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $7

 

 

Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Jalapeno Fig Preserves,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

Strawberry Salad

Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.A.  2.0

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Red Onion,

Swiss, Arugula, Chili Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

NC Bluefish & Chips

Beer Battered Bluefish, Fed Fries,

Red Cabbage & Brussels Sprouts Slaw,

Pickled Okra Tartar Sauce $15

 

 

Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops, Forbidden Rice,

Bell Peppers, Squash, Maitake, Sun Dried Tomatoes,

Bluebird Meadows Golden Beets, Walnut Béchamel $16