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.

1/6 Dinner

Buffalo Cremini Mushrooms

Buttermilk Battered Crimini, Buffalo Sauce,

Garlic Parsley, Pickled Onions $7



Duck Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Fig Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Flatbread Crackers $13



Rare Seared Tuna Salad

Rare Tuna Loin, Olive Tapenade, Red Onion, Candied Lemon,

 Arugula, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion, Swiss,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pepper Barbeque Brisket

Spicy Braised Brisket, Mashed Potato,

Pan Seared Collards, Crispy Fried Shallots, Spicy Barbeque sauce $14



Two –Way Duck Taco (3)

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Pulled Confit Duck Leg,

 Bell Peppers, Cremini, Arugula,

Orange Chili BBQ Sauce $13