The Federal

Celebrating 15 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.

2/17 Lunch




Chicken Liver & Grey Dove Oyster Mushroom Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish & Jalapeno Pepper Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Roasted Butternut Squash, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Toasted Walnuts, Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre,

Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11




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

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Cauliflower Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onions, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Bison Sliders

Season Ground Bison, Mushroom Duxelle,

Onion Jam, Cheddar, Honey Thyme BBQ Sauce on Slider Buns,

Served with Fries or Salad $ 13