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.

5/19 Lunch




Beet Salad

Golden Beets, Strawberries, Year-Aged Manchego,

Walnuts, Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Fennel Fronds $9



Sweet Potato Reuben

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

 Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Pork Belly Sliders

House Made Apricot-Mango Jam

Red Onion, Arugula, on Slider Buns

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Romaine, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato,

Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12