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.

6/19 Lunch


Duck Pâté, Strawberry Jam, Pickled Okra, Kalamata Tapenade,

House Pickles, Dijon & Whole Grain Mustard, Crostini $12


Duck Confit Salad

Mixed Greens, Shaved Apples & Carrot, Pickled Red Onion,

Feta, Biscuit Croutons, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette $12


Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Sausage, Egg & Cheese

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

Red Pepper Aioli, Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Bone-In Pork Chop

Roasted Bluebird Meadows Carrots, Bacon Grits, Smoked Onion Relish, Parsley Butter $16