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.

9/20 Dinner

                                                               Fried Cauliflower

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Green Onions $8

 

 

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

 

 

Bacon Marmalade Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

 Ravioli Arrabbiata

Beef, Spinach & Cheddar Ravioli, Funny Girl Farms Sweet Peppers

 Arrabiata Sauce $14