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.

6/14 Lunch





Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Jalapeno Fig Preserves,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Peach Salad

Heirloom Red Butterhead Lettuce,

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds,

Candy Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Ginger Peach Vinaigrette $11



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese, on Brioche,

Served with Fires or Salad $13



House Made Corned Beef, Spicy Russian Dressing, Sauerkraut,

Marbled Rye Bread, Served with Fries or Salad $13



Braised Pork Tacos (3)

Dr. Pepper Braised Pork Cheek Tacos,

Bluebird Meadows Red Cabbage & Brussels Sprout Slaw,

Pineapple, Cilantro, Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce $13