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.

1/3 Lunch




Butternut Squash Panini

Apples, Shaved Onions, Field Greens,

Mascarpone on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Banana Peppers, Onion,

Mixed Greens, Dijon Mustard, Swiss on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Chicken Pita

Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Mixed Greens,

Sundried Tomato Aioli on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12


Pork Tenderloin Hash

Thick Cut Tenderloin, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts,

Roasted Red Pepper, Sunnyside Eggs, Goat Cheese, Hollandaise $15