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.

5/22 Lunch



Beet Salad

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

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



Italian Salami Panini

Sautéed Ellerbe Creek Micro Kale, Banana Peppers & Fennel,

Provolone, Herb Dijon on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Soft Shell Crab Salad

Broiled Soft Shell Crab, Jamaican Curry Roasted Peanuts,

 Shaved Carrot, Red Onion, Arugula, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette $14



Marinated Thresher Shark

Saffron Risotto Cake, Braised Beet Puree, Sungold Tomatoes,

Bluebird Meadows Swiss Chard, Shaved Black Truffle $16