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.

8/24 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



Pickled Watermelon Salad

Stone Bros. Pickled Watermelon Rind, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette $12



Salami Panini

Tuscano Salami, Banana Peppers, Provolone,

Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Basil Pesto on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Javaberry Braised Pork Belly

Haw River Javaberry Cream Stout Braised Pork Belly,

Fried Zucchini, Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw

Javaberry BBQ Sauce $15



Duck Confit Ravioli

Duck Confit & Elodie Farms Chevre Ravioli, Shallots,

Cherry Tomatoes, Crimini Mushrooms, Spinach,

Sweet Red Wine Cream Sauce $15