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.

5/15 Lunch







                                                       Chicken Liver & Maitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Strawberry Salad

Fresh Strawberries, Shaved Carrots, Cucumbers, Arugula,

Parmesan, Toasted Almonds, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Duck Gyro

Pan Seared Duck Breast, Cucumber, Pickled Red Onion,

Arugula, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $14


Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Coffee Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Softshell Crab

Buttermilk Fried Softshell Crab, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Sweet Saffron Tartar Sauce on a Hoagie Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $15