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.

2/8 Dinner

Specials

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

Fried Artichokes & Brussels

Buttermilk Fried Artichokes, Fried Brussels Sprouts,

Lemon Garlic Aioli $8

 

 

Rare Seared Tuna Salad

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

 Arugula, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Strip Steak Sandwich

Herb Roasted Strip Steak, Provolone, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Red Pepper Aioli on a Fried Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $16