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.

1/14 Lunch





Endive Salad

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

Mixed Greens, Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10


Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Italian Speck Sliders

Smoked Prosciutto, Roasted Butternut Squash,

Sautéed Spinach, Sambal Aioli on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $9


NY Strip Cheesesteak

Carmelized Red Onion, Banana Pepper, Mushrooms,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $13