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.

7/12 Lunch





Chicken Liver & Chanterelle Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Peach Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Garden Salad

Bluebird Meadows Chioggia Beets & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Shaved Carrots, Mixed Bell Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

Mango Vinaigrette $11



Chicken Gyro

Roast Chicken Breast, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Feta, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Jabberjaw Sandwich

Beer Battered NC Black Tip Shark, Chorizo Tartar Sauce,

Red Cabbage & Pineapple Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Crispy Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Crispy Pork Belly, Crimini, Pickled Red Onion,

Bluebird Meadows Carrots, Arugula on Flour Tortillas

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin Curry Sauce $13