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.

7/21 Lunch



Misty Point Oysters (6)

Pickled Sea Beans, Horseradish, Tabasco, Lemon, Kosher Salt $12



Baby Bluebird Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Mixed Greens, Toasted Almonds,

Opal Basil, Mozzarella Burrata, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette $9




Hickory Bacon, Apples, Romaine,

Onion, Havarti, Dijon on 9th St. Bakery Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9




Fresh Peaches, Tomatoes, Green Olives,

Ellerbe Creek Opal & Sweet Basil, Shaved Summer Truffles, Garlic, White Wine $14



Fried Chicken Biscuit

House Biscuit, SC White Grits & Pimento Cheese, Brava Sauce $15