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.

5/1 Lunch





Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Fig Preserves & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Red Dragon Sandwich

Marinated Pulled Flap Steak, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Red Dragon Cheese, Chili Bourbon BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chorizo Taco (3)

Local Mexican Chorizo, Saffron Cauliflower,

Sundried Tomatoes, Golden Raisins, Shallots,

Honey Chipotle Crema on Flour Tortillas $13



Sunday Hash

Slow Cooked Pork, Sunnyside Egg,

Roasted Fingerlings, Squash, Crimini, Spinach,

House Cranberry BBQ Sauce $13