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.

7/28 Lunch






Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Peach Salad

Fresh Peach Slices, Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Pickled Funny Girl Farm Egg, Arugula, Toasted Walnuts,

Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Indian Curry Rubbed Lamb, Arugula, House Tzatziki,

Pickled Red Onions, Roasted Red Peppers on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Veggie Tacos (3)

NC Sweet Corn, Shiitake, Bell Peppers,

Cabbage, Onion, Black Bean Pico de Gallo, Arugula,

Sweet Corn Reduction on Flour Tortillas $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13