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.

2/12 Lunch

Eggplant Salad

Roasted Eggplant, Cucumber, Pickled Onion,

Goat Cheese, Tiny Farms Arugula, Biscuit Croutons,

Pimentón Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10


Ham & Cheese Sliders

Smoked Ham, Butternut Squash, Double Cream Brie,

Marinated Kale, Dijon on Hawaiian Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smoked Pork Leg

Sliced Pork Leg, House-BBQ Sauce,

Red Cabbage & Shallot Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9


NC Yellowfin Tuna

Rare Seared Tuna, Quartered Radish, Wilted Tiny Farms Arugula,

White Grits, Roasted Tomato Broth, Scallion $16