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.

11/11 Lunch






Pork Fried Eggrolls (2)

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

Sweet n Sour Chili Sauce $8



Garden Salad

Tomato, Shaved Carrots & Radish, Snow Peas, Arugula,

Parmesan, Roasted Almonds, Champagne Vinaigrette $10



Prosciutto Sandwich

400 Day Aged Italian Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato,

 Banana Pepper, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Bacon & Chive Aioli on Brioche

Served with fried or Salad $12



Spicy Winter Chili

Pork Loin, Beef, Carrots, Onions, Kidney Beans,

Garlic Tomatoes, Parsley, Monterey Jack

Served with Fed Fries $14