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.

4/6 Lunch

Specials

                                                                                                       

 

 

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, Arugula, Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

B.L.A.

Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Short Rib Tacos (3)

Braised Short Rib, Shiitake, Sweet Peppers, Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Arugula, Red Pepper Coulis on Flour Tortillas $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