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.

8/9 Dinner

                                                                           Fried Chicken Wings

                                              Buffalo, Jamaican Coconut Curry, Chipotle Barbeque

                                                                       Served with Blue Cheese  $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




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Red Curried Pork Loin

Slow Roasted Red Curried Pork Loin, Asparagus,

Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Fairytale Eggplant,

 Coconut Chili Jasmine Rice,  $14



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato,

Stone Bros. Pickled Green Tomato, Buffalo Sauce,

 Blue Cheese Dressing  on a Brioche Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $15