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.

4/26 Lunch

Lyon Farms Asparagus

Poached to Order Asparagus,

6-Minute Ellerbe Creek Farm Duck Egg,

Italian Speck, Toasted Almonds, Hawaiian Sea Salt $10



Ellerbe Creeks Farms Kale Salad

Marinated Kale, Avocado, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion,

 Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Red Pepper- Ginger Dressing $11



Fried Bologna Biscuit

House-made Biscuit, Fried Bologna, Bell Pepper & Cabbage Slaw,

 Red Dragon Cheese (English Mustard & Ale), Poached Egg $10



Crispy Pork Belly Sliders

Pickled Serrano Peppers, Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms,

Ramp & Corn Salsa on Tomato Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Turkey Club

House Roasted Turkey Breast, Hickory Bacon, Banana Peppers,

Romaine, Onion, Swiss, Smoked Tomato Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Lamb Hash

Tamarind Marinated Lamb, Artichoke Hearts,

Japanese Sweet Potatoes, Arugula, Shaved Truffle,

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg, Hollandaise $16