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.

3/5 Lunch





Duck Liver & King Trumpet Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Habanero Pepper Relish,

 French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Mango Salad

Mangos, Pickled Radish, Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $10



Roasted Turkey Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Turkey Breast, Pickled Red Onion,

 Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Arugula, Tzatziki Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Mexican Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Mexican Chorizo, Scrambled Eggs,

Roasted Potatoes, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole,

 Spicy Crema on Flour Tortillas $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14