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.

2/18 Lunch




Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Cucumbers, Hardboiled Egg,

B& B Farms Greens, Pistachios, Lavender Vinaigrette $9



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Eggplant Sandwich

Sundried Tomato Relish, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Asiago, House BBQ Sauce on Rosemary Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Monkfish Po’Boy

Butter Poached Monkfish, Lettuce, Tomato,

Onion, Spiced Tomato Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12