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.

8/12 Lunch



Cognac Figs

Prosciutto, Melon, Roasted Cashews, Fig Jam,

Peppermint, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $8



Ellerbe Creek Heirloom Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes, Roasted Squash, Pickled Radish, Mozzarella Burrata,

Arugula, Roasted Almonds, Lemon Sherry Vinaigrette $10




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Brat Sandwich

Ellerbe Creek Sweet Peppers, German Sauerkraut, Swiss,

Romaine, Tomato, Herbed Dijon on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



                                                                                         Ceviche Burger                        

Rare Seared Ahi Tuna Burger, Red Cabbage & Onion Slaw,

House Bread n’ Butter Pickles, Spicy Remoulade on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15