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.

11/25 Lunch





Wontons (6)

Fried Wontons with King’s Hawaiian Roll Stuffing,

Cranberry Soy Sauce, Mint Oil $6



Duck, Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish, House Raspberry Mint Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Beet Salad

 Roasted Beets, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

 Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Roasted Ham Sandwich

Slow Roasted Steamship Ham, French Brie, Tomatoes,

Arugula, Red Onions, Cranberry Sauce on Sourdough $12



Shrimp Taco (3)

Adobo-Lime Marinated Shrimp, Pickled Radish & Oranges,

 Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms, Squash, Arugula,

Kim Chi Aioli on Flour Tortillas $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

 Red Onion, Swiss, House BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13