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.

2/27 Lunch





Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Red Peppers & Onion, Hardboiled Egg,

B & B Farm Greens, Biscuit Croutons, Orange-Pimentón Vinaigrette $9



Eggplant Sandwich

Roasted Eggplant, Shallot & Red Cabbage Slaw,

Provolone, Russian Dressing on Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Butternut Squash Sliders

Slow Cooked Collards, Roasted Red Pepper Relish,

Pickled Onions, Goat Cheese on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Pita

Butternut Squash Salsa, House Pickles,

Tiny Farms Arugula, Whipped Asiago on a Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $12