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.

5/10 Lunch



Chicken Liver & Caramelized Onion Pate

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Calabrese Salami Panini

Spicy Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Mushrooms,

Smoked Gouda, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Rosemary Focaccia

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Fried White Shrimp, Arugula,

Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Wild Boar Hoagie

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Mushrooms, Romaine,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar Pimento Cheese, Jalapeno Aioli, on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13