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.

2/13 Lunch

Specials

 

 

Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6

 

 

Chicken Liver & Grey Dove Oyster Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12

 

 

Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pickled Radish, Shaved Carrot,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre,

Arugula, Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.A.

House Cured Maple Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Baltimore Style Crab Cake

Pan Seared Crab Cake, Lemon Aioli,

Brussels Sprout & Almond Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14