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.

1/13 Lunch





Endive Salad

Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella Burrata, Toasted Almonds, Belgian Endives,

Mixed Greens, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10


Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomatoes, Goat Cheese,

Biscuit Croutons, Mixed Greens, Rosemary-Balsamic Vinaigrette $9


 Saffron-Curry Meatball Slider

Lamb Meatball, Pickled Onions, Parmesan,

Saffron-Carrot Purée, Arugula on a Slider Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $12


NC Trout Po’Boy

Red Cabbage Slaw, Arugula, Sambal Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13