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.

8/5 Lunch






Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Garden Salad

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Arugula, Toasted Walnuts,

Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Steak Tacos (3)

Dark Horse Scotty Karate & Guajillo Pepper Marinated Flat Iron,

Mixed Bell Peppers, Bluebird Meadows Candy Red Onions,

Spicy Kim Chi, Sage & Tomatillo Sauce on Flour Tortillas $14



Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Mozzarella Burrata,

Shallots, Poutine Gravy with Shiitake, Fed Frites $16