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.

9/21 Dinner

Cucumber Cups (6)

Herbed Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes,

Balsamic Syrup, Arugula, Basil $7

 

 

Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Sweet Chili Hoisin

With Blue Cheese Dip $9

 

 

Smoked Balsamic Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers,

Toasted Walnuts, Arugula, Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on NY Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Toasted Baguette $14

 

 

Bell’s Best Brown Ale Fish N’ Chips

Beer Battered Atlantic Cod, Fed Fries,

Creamy Cole Slaw, Fed Sauce $15