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.

11/10 Lunch






Pork Fried Eggrolls (2)

Pork Fried Rice, Red Cabbage & Onion Slaw in Soy Wrap

Sweet n Sour Chili Sauce $8



Wild Mushroom Salad

Maitake & Button Duxelle, Shaved Carrots, Snow Peas, Spinach,

Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre, Champagne Vinaigrette $11



Prosciutto Sandwich

400 Day Aged Italian Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato,

 Banana Pepper, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken Liver Po’Boy

Fried Chicken Liver, Blue Cheese, Banana Peppers,

Orange Zest, Romaine, Tomato on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $11



NC Red Drum Taco (3)

Fresh NC Red Drum Sautéed in Flour, Red Cabbage Slaw

Squash, Zucchini, Cilantro-Lime Crema $14