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.

12/16 Lunch





Chicken Liver & Maitake Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



B. F. S. Salad

Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Croutons, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, White Cheddar,

Caramelized Onions, Orange Marmalade on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Cigar City Maduro Brown Chili Brisket Tostadas (2)

Slow Roasted Brisket, Guacamole,

Pico De Gallo, Tomatillo Salsa,  

 Cigar City Brown Ale Jus $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14