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.

12/30 Lunch






Waldorf Salad

Grapes, Granny Smith Apples, Celery, Walnuts,

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


Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Brined & Roasted Sweet Potatoes,

German Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing, Swiss on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Pita

Pickled Onions & Cucumbers, Goat Cheese,

Arugula, Sundried Tomato Aioli on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Salt Cod Fritters (3)

Romesco Sauce, Dijon Herb Remoulade,

 Fried Chick Peas, 6 Minute Egg, Bonito Flakes $13