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.

11/2 Lunch


Beet Sandwich

Roasted Beets & Red Peppers, Tiny Farms Arugula,

Gorgonzola, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Rapini Tacos

Smoked Broccoli Rabe, Sweet Potatoes,

Toasted Almond Slaw, Avocado, Chipotle Salsa,

Scallion on Corn Tortillas $9


 Duck Confit Hash

Okinawa Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,

Carmen Peppers, Micro Greens,

Sunny Side Eggs, Hollandaise, Smoked Pecorino $14


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


North Carolina Speckled Trout

Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Tomatoes,

Kalamata Olives, Arugula, Hollandaise, Poached Eggs $16