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.

12/31 Lunch




Winter Salad

Tiny Farms Arugula, Shaved Radish and Brussels Sprouts,

Grapes, Toasted Almonds, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $12


Salami Panini

Italian Salami, Banana Peppers, Onion, Arugula,
Dijon Mustard, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Leeks,
Sundried Tomatoes, Tomato Broth, Feta $12


Salt Cod Fritters (3)

Romesco Sauce, Dijon Herb Remoulade,

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


Lobster Sliders

Butter Braised Lobster, Dijon Herb Remoulade,

 Pickled Onions, Kale Slaw on a Slider Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $15