The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

7/22 Lunch

Specials

 

 

 

 

Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Jalapeno Chow Chow & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13

 

 

Watermelon Salad

Bluebird Meadows Sorbet Swirl Watermelon & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Sage Goat Cheese Mascarpone, Shaved Carrot, Cucumbers,

Toasted Almonds, Arugula, Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $12

 

 

A.L.T.

Avocado, Arugula, Tomatoes, Swiss,

Caramelized Onion Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12

                                                                                                                  

 

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Short Rib Tacos (3)

Pulled KBS Stout Coffee Braised Short Rib,

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus,

Funny Girl Farm Sweet Peppers, Spinach, Chipotle BBQ on Flour Tortillas $13