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.

11/19 Lunch




Spinach Salad

Spanish Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives,

 Feta, Apple Dijon Vinaigrette,

Buttermilk Biscuit Croutons $9



Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Taco

Slaw, Sofrito Aioli, Chives on Corn Tortillas $10


Sous Vide Tri Tip Slider

Thin Sliced Smoked Beef Tri Tip, House BBQ Sauce,

Pickled Onions, Arugula on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $11