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.

9/21 Lunch







Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Pork Belly Salad

BBQ Fried Pork Belly, Roasted Red Pepper, Shaved Carrot,

Bluebird Meadows Shaved Radish, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Sweet Honey Chorizo Vinaigrette $12



Bacon Marmalade Melt

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Provolone, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Wild Boar Sandwich

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Arugula, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Jalapeno Aioli, Provolone on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Duck Liver Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried Duck Liver, Stone Bros. Sweet Flame Pickles,

Pickled Carrots & Red Cabbage, Cilantro, Kim Chi Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13