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.

7/2 Lunch



Chicken Liver Pâté

Pickled Okra, Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Syrup,

 Green Tomato Chutney, Capers, Crostini $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Endive Salad

Mozzarella Burrata, Endives, Banana Peppers & Tomatoes,

Pistachios, Guajillo Pepper Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10



Fried Okra Taco (3)

NC White Corn, Black Beans, Red Cabbage, Padron Peppers,

 Pickled Carrots, Cilantro, Chipotle Mornay on Flour Tortillas $12



Oyster Po’ Boy

Fried Oysters, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato, Arugula, Smoked Corn Purée on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13