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.

6/2 Lunch



Chicken Liver Pâté

French Mustards, House Garlic Pickles, Pickled Okra,

Stone Brothers Chow-Chow & Huckleberry Jam, Crostini $12



Waldorf Salad

Dressed Apples, Grapes, Celery, Onions & Walnuts,

House Bacon, Ellerbe Creek Arugula, Biscuit Croutons $10



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion,

House Pickles, Tartar Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10




House Corned Beef, Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Wild Boar

Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Potato,

Braised Cabbage, House Pickles, Dijon on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12