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.

5/26 Lunch



Beet Salad

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

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




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Red Onion, Tomato, Romaine, House Pickles,

 Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



The Jabberjaw

Pan Seared NC Shark, Red Cabbage Slaw,

Red Pepper Aioli, Fennel on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14