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.

Lunch 8/9


Roasted Brussels

Sesame Oil, Chili Flakes, Sea Salt $6


Corn and Avocado Salad

Avocado, Sweet Yellow Corn, Red Onion, Cucumber, Spinach and Chipotle Vinaigrette $9


Lamb Belly Tacos

Braised Lamb Belly, Forbidden Rice, Cilantro Crème $11


Boar Sausage

Apricot and Cranberry Boar Sausage, Sautéed Peppers and Onions, Whole Grain Mustard, Lettuce and Tomato $12