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.

5/22 Dinner

 

Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Red’s Farm Hakurei Turnips,

Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Almonds, Arugula,

Blueberry Vinaigrette $12

 

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Steamed Mussels Frites

‘Njula Spreadable Salami, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $16

 

 

Cherry Glazed Pan Roasted Duck

Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Sautéed Baby Kale,

Bell Peppers, Roasted Fingerling Potato

Cherry Brandy Butter $16