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.

4/3 Lunch





Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Damson Plum Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Milano Salami Salad

Milano Salami, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shaved Carrot,

Clover Sprouts, Mixed Greens, Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Steak Sandwich

Marinated Flap Steak, Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions,

Roasted Garlic Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Saffron Cauliflower with Sundried Tomatoes

Roasted Saffron Cauliflower, Sundried Tomatoes, Maitake, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Curry Seitan, Purple Potatoes, Spiced Fried Chick Peas, Beet Jus

Over Butternut Squash Bisque $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14