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.

4/21 Lunch



Duck Liver Pâté

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Ramps,

Pickled Okra, Sundried Tomato Chutney, Crostini $12



Ellerbe Creeks Farms Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Avocado, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion,

 Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Pepper- Ginger Dressing $10




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Italian Sausage Hash

Mashed Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Kale,

 Red & Green Bell Pepper, Sunnyside Eggs $10



Chorizo & Turnip Taco (3)

Spanish Chorizo, Turnip, Yellow Squash, Tomato,

Fried Serrano Salsa, Spiced Carrot Puree on Corn Tortillas $12