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.

5/27 Lunch



Summer Squash Salad

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Apples, Toasted Almonds

 Mixed Greens, Feta, Maple Dijon Vinaigrette $10



Italian Sausage Dog

Coleslaw, House Sweet Garlic Pickles,

Chopped Red Onion, Tomato, Dijon on Neomonde Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Duck Confit Taco (3)

Roasted Squash & Zucchini, Pickled Red Onion,

Ellerbe Creek Microgreens, Jalapeno Aioli on Corn Tortillas $12



The Jabberjaw

Pan Seared NC Shark,

Red Cabbage Slaw with Green Peppers,

Red Pepper Aioli, Fennel on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14