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.

7/27 Lunch






Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Rare Seared Tuna Salad

Fresh Peach Slices, Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes,

Pickled Funny Girl Farm Egg, Arugula, Toasted Walnuts,

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale Vinaigrette $14



Lamb Gyro

Indian Curry Rubbed Lamb, Arugula, House Tzatziki,

Pickled Red Onions, Roasted Red Peppers on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wild Boar

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Stone Brothers Habanero Relish,

Brussels Sprout & Red Cabbage Slaw on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Pickled Okra Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13