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.

6/22 Dinner



Beet Salad

Roasted Bluebird Meadows Beets, Arugula Flowers, Parmesan,

Biscuit Croutons, Guajillo Pepper Vinaigrette, Hawaiian Sea Salt $9



Speck Panini

Smoked Italian Prosciutto, Shaved Strawberries,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Red Onion on Rustic White Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Santa Fe Chicken Salad Sandwich

Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers, Red Onion, House Pickles,

 Mahón Cheese (Spain), Romaine, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Duck Egg, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Marinated Steak Taco (3)

Yellow Bell Pepper, Arugula, Smoked Pecorino,

 Crispy Shallots, Honey Crème on Flour Tortillas $13