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.

6/30 Lunch

Chicken Liver Pâté

Pickled Okra, Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Syrup,

 Green Tomato Chutney, Capers, Crostini $12


Duck Confit Salad

Mozzarella Burrata, Endives, Banana Peppers & Tomatoes,

Pistachios, Guajillo Pepper Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $11


Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Duck Egg, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Fried Chicken and Biscuits

House-made Biscuits, Slow-cooked Collards, Brava Sauce $12



Roasted Pork Loin stuffed with Oxtail, Peppers & Herbs

Mahón Cheese (Spain), Smoked Onion Relish, Whole Grain Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14