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.

6/24 Lunch





Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Bluebird Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Candy Red Onions,

Shaved Carrot, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula,

 Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette $11



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Venison Sausage

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Stone Bros. Jalapeno Chow Chow,

Tomatoes, German Saurkaut, Whole Grain Mustard on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Bulgogi Tacos (3)

Marinated Hangar Steak, Pickled Red Onions,

 Grey Dove Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Arugula,

Black Bean & Teriyaki Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13