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.

6/16 Lunch




Alligator Bites

Buttermilk Fried Alligator

Sauce Piquant $7



Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Jalapeno Fig Preserves,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Summer Salad

Mixed Greens, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes,

Toasted Almonds, Candy Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Ginger- Peach Vinaigrette $11



Soft Shell Po Boy

Fried Soft Shell Crab, Lettuce,

Tomato, Red Onion, baguette,

Served With Fries or Salad $13


Lamb Gyro

Braised Lamb, Tzatziki,

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pita,

Served with Fries or Salad $13