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.

10/14 Dinner

Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Duck Liver & Jasmine Tea Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Fall Salad

Pickled Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts,

Mixed Greens, White Wine-Honey Vinaigrette $11



Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula,

 Red Onion, Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken Pozole Tostadas (3)

Slow Roasted Chicken, Romaine,

Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Tomatillo Sauce

Sour Cream on Tostada Shells $12



Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Cherry Tomatoes,

Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Shallots,

Honey Balsamic Sauce $16