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.

5/10 Lunch







Duck Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Damson Plum Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Strawberry Salad

Fresh Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



B.L.A.  2.0

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Oyster Po Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Lettuce, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Arugula, Tomatoes,

Pickled Red, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Pretzel Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14