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.

6/3 Lunch






Duck Liver & Morel Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish & Jalapeno Fig Preserves,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13


Watermelon Salad

Watermelon, English Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Squash,

 Feta, Arugula, Watermelon Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil Soup

Smoked Gouda & Provolone on Sourdough

With Sweet Tomato Basil Soup $9



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Drunken Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Drunken Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Whole Grain Mustard on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13