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.

10/29 Lunch





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Apple & Plum Salad

Granny Smith Apple, Plum, Heirloom Cherry Tomato,

Roasted Almonds, Parmesan, Arugula, Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $10



Italian Prosciutto Panini

400 Day Aged Italian Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Basil, Smoked Pecorino, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Meatball Sub

Spanish Style Meatballs, Smoked Ricotta, Pickled Red Onion,

Arugula, Spicy Pomodoro Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Smoked Coffee Brisket

Slow Cooked Coffee Rubbed Brisket, Squash, Zucchini,

Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Fingerlings, Red Eye Gravy $15