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.

1/6 Dinner

Specials

 

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Buffalo Gator Bites

Buttermilk Fried Alligator,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese $9

 

 

Honey Mustard Salad

Cucumbers, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes,

Feta, Toasted Almonds, Spinach,

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette $11

 

 

Sweet N’ Spicy Turkey Sandwich

Brown Sugar & Sriracha Rubbed Turkey Breast,

Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss,

Jalapeno Aioli, on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Fried NC Trout Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Trout, Arugula, Tomato,
Pickled Red Onion, Tangy Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14

 

 

Orange Balsamic Duck Breast

Pan Seared Marinated Duck Breast,

Sweet Potato & Carrot Mash, Slow Braised Bacon Collards,

Orange Balsamic-Soy Sauce $16