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.

7/9 Lunch

Bluebird Meadows Tomatoes

Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella Burrata, Toasted Almonds,

Arugula, Mint, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10


Sweet Potato Sandwich

German Sauerkraut, Onion Jam, Dijon, Havarti on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

House Pickles & Peppers, Arugula,

Swiss, Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli

Tri-Color Peppers, Orange Supremes, Year-Aged Manchego,

Chablis-Lemon Basil Sauce, Shaved Summer Truffle $15