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.

12/27 Lunch






Pâté & Brie

Chicken Liver Pâté, Brie, French Mustards, Pickled Okra,

Blueberry Jam, Chow-Chow, Balsamic Reduction, Crostini $12



Rapini Panini

Broccoli Rabe, Red Onion, Banana Peppers,

Roasted Tomatoes, Provolone,

Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Butternut Hash

Butternut Squash, Broccoli Rabe, Manchego,

Spanish Chorizo, Sunny Side Eggs, Sambal Hollandaise $12



NC Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich

Rare Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Sundried Tomato Aioli,

Marinated Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $16



Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

 Powdered Sugar $14