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.

5/14 Lunch

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

Berry Salad

Strawberries, Blueberries, Shaved Carrot, Feta,

Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Toasted Walnuts $10

Blueberry Grilled Cheese

House Made Blueberry Jam, Caramelized Onions,

White Cheddar, Provolone, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Veggie Taco (V) (3)

Apricot and Heirloom Tomato, Multi-color Fingerlings, Crispy Fried Shallots,

Radish & Scallion Relish, Nettle Salsa Verde on Corn Tortillas $11


Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg,

Arugula, Smoked Gouda, Herb Dijon on Brioche
Served with Fries or Salad $13