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.

2/22 Lunch

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Pistachios, Lavender Vinaigrette $9


Duck Confit Omelette

Shallots, Tiny Farms Arugula,

Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato Relish $13


Mussels & Frites

Hickory Bacon, Shallots, Garlic, Capers, White Wine,

Smoked Lobster Butter, Fed Fries $14


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14