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.

5/22 Lunch

Specials

 

Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Elderberry Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Sweet Paprika Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Bluebird Meadows Radish,

Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Paprika Vinaigrette $11

 

 

B.L.T.

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

 Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14

 

 

Softshell Crab

Buttermilk Fried Jumbo Softshell, Old Bay Roasted Potatoes,

Bluebird Meadows Swiss Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Onions, Bell Peppers,

Parmesan, Creole Remoulade $15