The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

9/4 Lunch

Specials

 

 

Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Spicy Pepper Jam, Blackberry Jam, French Mustards,

Capers, Pickled Okra, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $12

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ellerbe Creek & Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion,

Pickled Radish, Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Champagne Grapefruit Vinaigrette $10

 

 

B.L.A.

House Cherry Wood Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Oyster Po’Boy

Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Smoked Brisket Sandwich

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket, Traditional Red Cabbage Slaw,

House Made Texas BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13