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.

6/20 Lunch



Charcuterie Plate

Italian DOP Taleggio & Pecorino Tuscano, Prosciutto,

‘Njula Salami, Marcona Almonds, Green Royal Olives, French Mustards, Capers,

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



Roasted Summer Squash Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Summer Squash,

Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Tomato Jam & Cheddar Panini

House Tomato Jam, Double Smoked Applewood Bacon,

White Cheddar, Swiss, Pickled Red Onions on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Guacatillo Crispy Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Sweet n’ Salty Crispy Braised Pork Belly, Shitake Mushrooms,

Guacamole, Funny Girl Farm Rainbow Chard, Curly Kale,

Tomatillo Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Curried Flank Steak Gyro

Thinly Sliced Curried Flank Steak,

Pico de Gallo, Arugula, Tzatziki Sauce 

Served with Fries or Salad $14