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.

9/5 Dinner

                                                                                        

 

Fried Gator

Buttermilk Fried Alligator, Pickled Onions,

BBQ Honey Mustard $9

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Pineapple Salad

Fresh Pineapple, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Shaved Carrot, Feta, Arugula,

 Herbed Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Sweet Potato Rueben

Roasted N.C. Sweet Potato, Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing,

 Swiss Cheese, Toasted Rye Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Wild Boar Linguine

Wild Boar, Sweet N.C. Corn,

 Spinach, Bell Peppers, Mache choux

House Made Linguine$14

 

 

NC Rainbow Trout Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Rainbow Trout, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Sweet Curry Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15