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.

12/20 Lunch




Cucumber Salad

 Granny Smith Apples, Shaved Watermelon Radish, Feta,

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9


Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Mixed Greens, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Sofrito, Ashe County Hoop Cheese,

Spinach, Sweet Onion Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Monkfish Sliders

Pan Fried Garlic Tomato,

 Remoulade, Arugula on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14