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.

1/22 Lunch





Cucumber Salad

Mozzarella Buratta, Toasted Walnuts, Roasted Tomatoes,

Balsamic Reduction, Mixed Greens, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Turkey Sandwich

Swiss, Spinach, Tomato,

Hickory Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Ashe County Hoop Pimento Cheese, Pickled Onions,

Mixed Greens, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Crostini $14