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.

1/11 Lunch

Roasted Chicken Sandwich

Sesame Roast Chicken, Julienned Carrots, Jalapenos,

Granny Smith Apples, Adobo Mascarpone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smoked Black Bass Salad

Belgian Endives, Mixed Greens, Shaved Radish,

Confit Lemon, 6 Minute Egg, Toasted Almonds,

Herb Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $13


Meatball Biscuit

Lamb Meatballs, House-made Biscuits,

Sautéed Tiny Farms Spinach, Poached Eggs,

Sheep’s Milk Pecorino, Curry Hollandaise $14


NC Sea Trout

Spanish Chorizo, Brussels Sprouts, Butter Braised Leeks,

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sherry-Garlic Sauce, Saffron-Carrot Purée $16