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.

5/31 Lunch



Bacon & Chicken Liver Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Feta,

Mixed Greens, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Feta, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Baltimore Style Crab Cake

Pan Fried Crab Cake, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15



Asian BBQ Tacos (3)

Braised Flank Steak, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

 Squash, Zucchini, Funny Girl Farm Curly Kale,

Asian BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13