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.

7/19 Lunch





Padron Peppers

Fried Padrons, Brava Sauce,

Stone Brothers Habanero Relish $7



Duck Liver & Bacon Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Peach Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Mango Salad

Mango, Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

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

Arugula, Champagne Vinaigrette $11



Roast Turkey Sandwich

Buffalo Roasted Turkey, Hickory Smoked Bacon,

Romaine, Tomato, Provolone, Caramelized Onion Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Tacos (3)

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $12



NC Striped Bass Sandwich

Pan Fried Wild Striped Bass, Romaine, Tomato,

 Red Onion, Chorizo Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14