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.

12/22 Lunch





Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno-Fig Preserves & Sweet Pepper Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Heirloom Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish, Sweet Peppers,

Roasted Walnuts, Alfalfa Sprouts, Arugula, Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette $10



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

 Swiss Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Pork Belly Taco (3)

Sweet Chili Braised Pork Belly, Red, Yellow & Orange Bell Peppers,

Shiitake, Kimchi, Arugula, Sesame Sherry Sauce on Flour Tortillas $12



Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Puree,

 Asparagus, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Gravy $14