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.

7/13 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

 With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver & Chanterelle Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Peach Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Garden Salad

Bluebird Meadows Chioggia Beets & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Shaved Carrots, Mixed Bell Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Mango Vinaigrette $11



Chicken Gyro

Roast Chicken Breast, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Feta, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Short Rib Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Moroccan Rubbed Short Rib, Squash, Zucchini,

 Bluebird Meadows Green Tomatoes, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Bell Peppers,

 Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin Curry Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

Italian Andouille Sausage, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14