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.

9/2 Lunch





Chicken Liver Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Green Pepper Jelly,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Green Pear Salad

Sliced Pear, Bluebird Meadows Radish & Sweet Peppers,

Shaved Carrot, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, Arugula,

Champagne-Rosemary Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Roast Lamb, Arugula, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Romaine, Tomato

Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Epic Tart n’ Juicy Braised Pork Belly, Pineapple,

Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions, Arugula,

Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13