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.

6/25 Lunch

Raspberry Salad

Baby Spinach, Shaved Carrots, Pickled Shallots,

Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $9


Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes

Brandywine Tomatoes, Mozzarella Burrata, Opal Basil,

Italian Olive Oil, Scallion, Hawaiian Sea Salt $10


Speck Panini

Smoked Prosciutto, Banana Peppers, Red Onion,

Arugula, Goat Cheese 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


Oxtail Taco (3)

Braised Oxtail, Baby Leeks, Tomatoes, Sautéed Daylily Flowers,

 Feta, Blackberry Salsa, Adobo Crème on Flour Tortillas $13