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.

9/1 Dinner





Chicken Wings (8)

Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Jamaican Curry

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Green Pear Salad

Sliced Pear, Bluebird Meadows Radish & Sweet Peppers,

Shaved Carrot, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Champagne-Rosemary Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Roast Lamb, Arugula, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Braised Brisket

Pulled BBQ Brisket, House Bourbon BBQ Sauce,

Sherry Braised Brussels Sprouts, Pickled Red Onions,

Thyme Roasted Red Potatoes $15



Shiitake & Truffle Risotto

Acquerello Yr Aged Arborio Rice, Shiitake,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach,

Smoked Ricotta, Shaved Truffle $16