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.

9/25 Lunch







Duck Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Habanero Pepper Relish & Moonshine Jam,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Roasted Squash Salad

Squash, Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Parmesan, Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Champagne Vinaigrette $12



Spam, Bacon, Spam, Apples

Grilled Spam, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Granny Smith Apple,

Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Crab Cake

Baltimore Style Crab Cake, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Sweet Kim Chi Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15