The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

6/16 Lunch



Charcuterie Plate

Italian DOP Taleggio & Pecorino Tuscano, Prosciutto,

‘Njula Salami, Anchovy Fillets in Sunflower Oil, Marcona Almonds

Green Royal Olives, French Mustards, Capers, Stone Brothers

Sweet Habanero Relish, Moonshine Jam & Fig Preserves, Crostini $13



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Carrots, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Blueberry Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Brisket Panini

Slow Braised Spicy BBQ Brisket, Swiss,

Smoked Gouda, Pickled Red Onions on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, House BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Elk Sausage Sandwich

Elk, Pear, Apple & Port Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Red Onions, Sunny Side Egg, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14