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.

2/24 Lunch




Marinated Kale Salad

Roasted Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds, Spaghetti Squash, Quartered Radish,

Hardboiled Egg, Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $10



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Roasted Eggplant Sandwich

Red Cabbage Slaw, Sun Dried Tomato Relish,

Spiced Tomato Aioli, House BBQ Sauce on Rosemary Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Slow Cooked Collards, Pickled Onions,

Cheddar, Texas Pete Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12