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.

12/28 Lunch

Waldorf Salad

Grapes, Granny Smith Apples, Celery, Walnuts,

Shredded Kale, Bleu Cheese, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $12


Salami Panini

Italian Salami, Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Red Peppers,

Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Mustard on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Shrimp & Grits

Sautéed Shrimp, Parmesan Grits, Bacon,

Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Shallots, Gravy $13


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

 Powdered Sugar $14


White Truffle Omelet

Shaved White Italian Truffle, Sundried Tomatoes,

Smoked Pecorino, Egg Yolk $16