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.

2/11 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                         

 

 

Bruschetta (4)

Basil Goat Cheese, Italian Speck, Tuscan Salami,

 Fig & Apricot Jam, Olive & Tomato Tapenade, Crostini $8

 

 

Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Smokey Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9

 

 

Hakurei Turnip Salad

Bluebird Meadows Turnips, Roast Asparagus,

Cherry Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Roast Walnuts,

Spinach, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette $11

 

 

Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9

 

 

Fresh NC King Mackerel

Pan Seared Mackerel, Squash, Zucchini,

Spinach, Smoked Paprika Tomato Sauce

Roast Maitake, Yuzu Tobiko $15

 


Atlantic Sea Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops, Beech Mushrooms,

Sautéed Collards, Sweet Corn Reduction,

Beet Jus, Wasabi Tobiko $16