The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

3/5 Lunch






Beet Salad

 Roasted Tomato, Shaved Radish, Mixed Greens,

Biscuit Croutons, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9



Ham & Pineapple Panini

Smoked Ham, Brûléed Pineapple, White Cheddar,

Adobo Honey, B & B Greens on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Sous Vide Rabbit Sliders

Pineapple Jus, Red Pepper, Onion Jam,

Arugula, Year Aged Manchego on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12