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.

11/29 lunch





Wontons (6)

Fried Wontons with King’s Hawaiian Roll Stuffing,

Cranberry Soy Sauce, Mint Oil $6



Honeydew Salad

Honeydew Melon, Shaved Carrots, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts, Sweet Cranberry Vinaigrette $11



Roasted Ham Sandwich

Slow Roasted Steamship Ham, French Brie, Tomatoes,

Arugula, Red Onions, Cranberry Sauce on Sourdough $12



Chorizo & Eggs

Local Mexican Chorizo, Scrambled Eggs,

 Roasted Fingerlings, Tomato, Jalapeño, Spinach, Avocado,

Monterey Jack, Cilantro, Chili-Lime Crema $13



Trout Taco (3)

Fried Jamaican Coconut Curried Rainbow Trout, Arugula,

Squash, Carrots, Pickled Radish, Charred Lemon & Orange Aus Ju $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14