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.

3/19 Lunch




Cucumber Salad

Roasted Tomato, Shaved Radish, Red Onion, Goat Cheese,

 Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Rosemary-Thyme Vinaigrette $9


Ham & Cheese Panini

Smoked Ham, Roasted Tomato, Red Onion,

Cheddar, Basil Pesto on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Roasted Red Cabbage, Blue Cheese Sauce,

 Bacon, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Lettuce,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12