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.

2/26 Dinner



Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Garlic,

Red Pepper Flakes, Parsley, Remoulade Dipping Sauce $6



Raw Stuffed Cucumbers (4)

Herbed Cheese Filling, Cherry Tomatoes,

Balsamic Syrup $5



                                                              Wild Mushroom                                                               King Oyster & Crimini Mushrooms,

Roast Cauliflower, Red Onion, Pine Nuts, Parmesan,

Mixed Greens, Sherry Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fresh Atlantic Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops, Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Bourbon Jalapeno Cream Sauce,

House Pappardelle $16



Roasted Pork Belly

Roasted Pork Belly, Sauté Asparagus, Buttered Jasmine Rice,

Allagash White Mustem Ardens $14