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.

5/13 Lunch



Chicken Liver Pâté

French Mustards, Moonshine Jelly, House Green Tomato Chow-Chow,

Stone Brother’s Kudzu Jelly & Cranberry-Orange Marmalade, Capers, Crostini $13



Cheese Plate

Choice of Three $14 or Five $19

1. Red Dragon Cheddar (England) 2. Smoked Pecorino (Italy)

3. Year-Aged Manchego (Spain) 4. Camembert (France) 5. Mauri Gorgonzola (Italy)

Served with Accoutrements & Water Crackers



Summer Salad

Strawberries, Blueberries, Shaved Carrot, Feta,

Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds $10



Wild Boar Sandwich

Cranberry Wild Boar Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper,

Red Dragon Cheese, Spinach, Herb Dijon on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Pomegranate Duck Confit Taco (3)

Avocado-Cashew Hollandaise, Crispy Fried Shallots,

 Pickled Red Onion & Carrot, Cilantro on Corn Tortillas $12




Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Garlic Butter, Crostini $14