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.

6/19 Lunch






Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Summer Salad

Mixed Greens, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes,

Toasted Almonds, Bluebird Meadows Candy Red Onion,

 Goat Cheese, Ginger- Peach Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, House Tzatziki on Warm Pita,

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Open-Faced Prosciutto Sandwich

Aged Italian Prosciutto, Fried Fiddle Creek Farm Duck Egg, Tomato,

Drunken Goat Cheese, Basil Hollandaise on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14