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.

1/24 Lunch




Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Kalamata Olive Tapenade,

Mozzarella Burrata, Spinach on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Pickled Onions & Cucumbers, Provolone,

Spinach, Adobo-Lime Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Turkey Sandwich

Roasted Tomato, Bacon, Spinach,

Red Pepper Aioli, Goat Cheese on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Butternut Hash

Brussels Sprouts, Red Peppers, Roasted Potatoes, Asiago,

Sunnyside Eggs, Micro Watercress, Raspberry Hollandaise $13


Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14