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.

10/8 Lunch




Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Fig Jam, Spicy Plum Chutney,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $13



Green Tomato Salad

Green Tomatoes, Pickled Cucumbers,

Spinach, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Orange Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Tzatziki Sauce on Pita Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Pickled Red Onion, Romaine,

Tomato, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with fries or Salad $12



Pork Loin Sandwich

Pan Seared Honey Pork Loin, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Sweet Sriracha Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13