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.

2/24 Lunch






Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Sweet Chili Hoisin,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6



Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeño Jam & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



BBQ Pork Belly Salad

Crispy BBQ Pork Lardon, Red Onion, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers,

Arugula, Croutons, Parmesan, Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11



Duck Breast Panini

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Arugula, Pickled Red Onions,

 French Brie, Sun Dried Tomato Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Mushroom Gravy, Shallots,

Smoked Ricotta, Shaved Winter Truffle, Fed Frites $13