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.

12/9 Lunch





Bacon Wrapped Artichoke

Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts,

Pickled Pearl Onions, Crispy Fried Shallots, Sweet Chile Sauce $7



Chicken Liver, Lomo Ham & Oyster Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno-Fig Preserves & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Pasta Salad

Northern Beans, Black Beans, Celery, Carrot,

Red Onion, Arugula, Parsley, Creamy Honey Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sugar Bacon, French Brie, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



 Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Tomato, Red Onion,

Coleslaw, Cajun Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Shrimp N’ Scallop Taco (3)

Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Zucchini & Squash,

Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Jalapeño Aioli, Tomato-Garlic Sauce $13