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.

3/2 Lunch

 Specials

                                                                                                       

 

 

Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Fig Preserves & Habanero Pepper Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12

 

 

Mango Salad

Mangos, Pickled Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

 

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Braised Pork Cheek Tacos (3)

Dr. Pepper Braised Pork Cheek, Sweet Peppers,

Arugula, Crispy Fried Shallots, Dr. Pepper Jus,

Spicy Crema on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried White Shrimp, Pickled Okra,

Red Cabbage Slaw, Sweet Kim Chi Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14