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.

12/13 Lunch




Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Remi Ratatouille

Winter Squash Ratatouille, Leeks, Poached Eggs,

 Manchego, Hollandaise over Toasted Kaiser

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


NC Speckled Trout

Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Garlic-Sherry Fingerling Potatoes,

6 Minute Egg, Sundried Tomato Sauce, Charred Lemon $17