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.

6/1 Lunch






Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13


Watermelon Salad

Watermelon, English Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Squash,

Fennel, Feta, Arugula, Watermelon Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chorizo Taco (3)

Local Mexican Chorizo, Bell Peppers,

Garlic Roasted Fingerlings, Shiitake, Arugula,

Chili Lime Crema on Flour Tortillas $12



Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

Balsamic Pesto Roasted Portobello, Bell Peppers, Parmesan,

Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12