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.

5/26 Lunch



Jasmine Tea & Chicken Liver Pate

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

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Red’s Farm Hakurei Turnips,

Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Almonds, Arugula,

Blueberry Vinaigrette $12



Summer Squash & Zucchini Sandwich

Roast Squash & Zucchini, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto & Feta Spread on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Red Onion,

Tomato, Red Leaf Lettuce, Fed Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $13



 Shrimp & Red Pepper Ravioli

House Shrimp Ravioli with Roasted Red Peppers,

 Spinach, Goat Cheese, Garlic, Red Onions,

Zucchini, Squash, Sweet Basil Marinara $14