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.

3/21 Dinner





Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $7



Chicken Liver & Beech Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

Fig Preserves, French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



                                                                             Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beets, Feta Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber,

Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Apple Cider Vinaigrette $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Seven Grain Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Stone Chocolate Milk Stout Brisket

Slow Braised Beef Brisket, Butter Braised Brussels Sprouts,

Pickled Okra & Onions, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes,

Chocolate Milk Stout Jus $15



Vietnamese Style Shrimp

Sautéed White Shrimp, Celery, Wild Mushrooms,

 Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Funny Girl Farms Rainbow Chard,

Vietnamese Curry Sauce $15