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.

6/7 Dinner

Specials

 

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $7

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

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

 

 

Espresso Rubbed Short Rib

Great Divide Aged Yeti Braised Short Rib,

Ellerbe Creek Glazed Heirloom Carrots,

Squash and Fingerling Lyonnaise $15

 

 

Chili-Coconut Grilled Shrimp

Marinated and Grilled Shrimp,

Black Rice Vinegar Steamed Kale,

Roasted Blue Meadow Farms Beets $16