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.

8/25 Dinner





Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Red Dragon Cheese & Bell’s Two Hearted Sauce $7



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



 Roasted Corn & Bell Pepper Salad

Mixed Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Shaved Carrot, Cherry Tomato,

Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre, Roasted Sweet White Corn, Mixed Greens,

Rosemary Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chorizo Tacos (3)

Mexican Chorizo, Mixed Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Arugula,

Queso Fresco, Cilantro, Chili-Lime Crema on Flour Tortillas $13



Arroz Con Langoustine

Garlic-Sherry Langoustines, Spanish Chorizo,

Spinach, Squash, Zucchini, Shallots, Feta,

Herbed Tomato Broth, White Rice $16