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.

5/21 Lunch

Beet Salad

Braised Beets, Shaved Carrot & Radish, Year-Aged Manchego (Spain),

Ellerbe Creek Mixed Greens, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Fennel Fronds $10


Sweet Potato Reuben

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

 Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Saffron Risotto

Sungold Tomatoes, Bluebird Meadows Microgreens,

Carrot & Chablis Broth, Smoked Pecorino (Italy) $12


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Bacon, Provolone,

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion,

Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13