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.

3/15 Dinner

Specials

 

 

 

Squash & Cucumber Fries (V)

Lightly Breaded Squash & Cucumber Fries,

Pickled Red Onion, Chipotle BBQ Sauce $7

 

 

New River, NC Littleneck Clams

Served on the Half Shell with Wasabi Tobiko,

Mignonette Sauce, Sweet Chili Cocktail Sauce,

Arugula 6/$7 12/$13

 

 

Grape & Strawberry Salad

Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion,

Goat Cheese, Roast Walnuts, Arugula,

Strawberry Vinaigrette $11

 

 

Carolina BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Chipotle BBQ Braised Brisket, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chorizo Tacos (3)

Pork Chorizo, Beech Mushrooms,

Red Onion, Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Arugula,

Sweet Chili Crema on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Striped Bass Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Bass, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Pickled Okra Remoulade on a Cuban Loaf

Served with Fries or Salad $15