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.

11/29 Lunch





Cucumber Salad

Goat Cheese, Rye Croutons, Kalamata Olives,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Smoked Water Vinaigrette $9



Broccoli Rabe Panini

Roasted Red Peppers & Tomatoes,

Olive Tapenade, Provolone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Veal Tongue Pastrami

House-Cured Pastrami, Dijon Mustard,

Swiss, Pickled Red Onion on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Goat Cheese Ravioli

Bluebird Meadows Kale, Shaved Heirloom Radish,

Red Carmen Peppers, Burnt Orange Sauce,

Saffron-Carrot Purée, Goat’s Milk Pecorino $16