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.

1/10 Lunch

Specials

 

 

 

Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jelly & Chow Chow,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Parmesan-Mint Salad

Granny Smith Apples, Shaved Radish, Red Onion,

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Parmesan-Mint Vinaigrette $10

 

 

Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10

 

 

Fresh Grouper Bouillabaisse

NC Snowy Grouper, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots,

Onions, Squash, Zucchini, Herb Roll

Over Forbidden Rice $13

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14