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.

10/6 Lunch





Chicken Liver & Chanterelle Pâté

House Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Relish, Strawberry Mint Jam,

French Mustards, Cornichons, Pickled Okra, Crostini $12



Green tomato Salad

Green tomatoes , pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Orange vinaigrette  $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Pickled Red Onion, Romaine,

Tomato, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with fries or Salad $12



Veggie Spaghetti

Roasted red peppers, Lima Beans, Crimini Mushroom, Shallots,

Garlic & Wine Cream Sauce $12