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.

8/2 Dinner

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8

 

 

Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Garden Salad

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Arugula, Toasted Walnuts,

Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14

 

 

 Wild Boar Linguini

Wild Boar Sausage, Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Bell Peppers

Button Mushrooms, Fairytale Eggplant,

 House Made Pasta $14