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.

5/9 Lunch



Chicken Liver Pate

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

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Mexican Chorizo Salad

Local Chorizo, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Turnips,

Red Onion, Fried Tortilla Strips, Mixed Greens,

Tequila Lime Gose Vinaigrette $12



 Speck Ham and Provolone

Thin Sliced Speck Ham, Provolone, Red Onion,

 Tomato, Arugula, Red Pepper Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fresh Atlantic Scallop Tacos (3)

Pan Seared Scallops, Spinach,

Mixed Bell Peppers, Pickled Pepper Rémoulade

Served On Flour Tortillas $14