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.

2/27 Lunch





Twice Baked Potato Skins

Twice Baked Potato, Cheddar,

Bacon, Scallions, Sour Cream

Chipotle BBQ Sauce $6



Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Fig Preserves & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Hopslam Salad

Shaved Radish, Carrots, Red Onion, Fried Chick Peas,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula,

Hopslam & Orange Zest Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Steamed Mussels Frites

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Fed Frites $14



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14