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.

8/5 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                       

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8

 

 

Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Watermelon Salad

Bluebird Meadows Watermelon & Candy Red Onions,

Granny Smith Apples, Cucumber, Feta, Arugula,

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Drunken Brisket Sandwich

Coffee & Brown Sugar Braised Brisket, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Drunken Goat Cheese, Coffee Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Mexican Chorizo, Red Onion, Cilantro,

Mixed Bell Peppers, Celery, Arugula, Chili-Lime Crema

On Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Mozzarella Burrata,

Shallots, Poutine Gravy with Shiitake, Fed Frites $16