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.

4/12 Lunch

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Salmon & Cream Cheese Mousse, Pickled Red Onion,

Fried Capers, Banana Pepper Relish, Salmon Roe, Crostini $12



Cream Cheese Croissants

Strawberry Gelée, Grated Coconut, Toasted Almonds, Powdered Sugar $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Duck Confit

Lollipop Kale, Red Peppers, Maitake Mushrooms,

Smoked Gouda Grits, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Farm Eggs



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14