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.

10/15 Dinner

Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Duck Liver & Jasmine Tea Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Arugula Salad

 Cherry Tomatoes, Granny Smith Apples,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts,

Arugula, Honey Mint Vinaigrette $11



Roasted Pineapple Sandwich

Roasted Pineapple, Double Smoked Applewood Bacon,

Pickled Red Onions, Swiss, Arugula, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



4 Chili Pork Cheek Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Pork Cheek, House Guacamole,

Pickled Red Onions, Cilantro, Sour Cream

On Corn Tortillas $13



Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Cherry Tomatoes,

Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Shallots,

Honey Balsamic Sauce $16