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.

9/18 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                       

                                                                                 

 

 

Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Pork Belly Salad

BBQ Fried Pork Belly, Roasted Red Pepper, Shaved Carrot,

Bluebird Meadows Shaved Radish, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Sweet Honey Chorizo Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Brisket Sandwich

Beer Braised Brisket, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Swiss, BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14

 

 

Short Rib Hash

Trophy Motueka D.A.V.E. Braised Short Rib,

Sunnyside Eggs, Roasted Potatoes, Bell Peppers,

Arugula, Parmesan, Trophy BBQ Sauce $14