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.

8/21 Dinner

Spicy Pimento Wontons (6)

House Spicy Pimento Cheese, Sweet Bacon Marmalade,

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish, Basil Oil $9



Chicken Liver & Burgundy Truffle Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Local Fig & Goat Cheese Salad

Local Figs, Toasted Walnuts, Cucumbers, Crispy Bacon

Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Arugula,

 Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Salami Panini

Tuscano Salami, Roasted Red Peppers, Calabrese de Bomba,

 Provolone, Arugula, Tomato, Basil Pesto on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Red Pepper & Coffee Pan Seared Cod

Red Pepper & Coffee Incrusted Cod, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onions, Jalapeño Aioli

Served On Brioche with Fries or Salad $14



 Orange Glazed Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Roasted Brussel Sprouts,

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes,

Orange Glaze $15