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.

3/14 Lunch







New River, NC Littleneck Clams

Served on the Half Shell with Wasabi Tobiko,

Mignonette Sauce, Sweet Chili Cocktail Sauce,

Arugula 6/$7 12/$13



Grape Salad

Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion,

Goat Cheese, Roast Walnuts, Arugula,

Champagne Vinaigrette $11



Carolina BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Chipotle BBQ Braised Brisket, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Swiss, Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Pork Tenderloin Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin, Spinach, Squash, Chipotle BBQ Sauce,

Sweet Pepper Relish, Served on Flour Tortillas $12



Striped Bass Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Bass, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Creole Remoulade on a Cuban Loaf

Served with Fries or Salad $15