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.

1/6 Lunch

Specials

 

 

Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jelly & Chow Chow,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Honeydew Salad

Honeydew Melon, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish,

 Red Bell Pepper, Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Cucumber Honey Vinaigrette $10

 

 

Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10

 

 

Duck Confit Taco (3)

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Squash, Zucchini, Shaved Carrot,

 Spinach, Chipotle Dr. Pepper Jus on Flour Tortillas $12

 

 

Spicy Chili

Ground Beef, Tomato, Onion, Green Pepper, Carrots, Kidney Beans,

 Northern White Beans, Buttermilk Cornbread $12