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.

1/26 Lunch

 Specials

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Fried Gator Tail

Marinated & Breaded Gator Tail,

 Sundried Tomatoes, Wally Gator Sauce $9

 

 

Chicken Liver, Shiitake & Jasmine Tea Pâté

House Raspberry Mint Jam, Herbed Onion Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Brown Sugar & Sriracha Roasted Turkey Breast, Sugar Bacon,

French Brie, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Liver, Blue Cheese,

 Red Cabbage Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites$14