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.

8/19 Lunch




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Berry Salad

Raspberries, Blueberries, Granny Smith Apples, Roasted Almonds,

Smoked Lemon Feta, Mixed Greens, Citrus Basil Vinaigrette $10



Sweet Potato “Reuben”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Swiss, Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Shrimp Po’Boy

Sautéed White Shrimp, Roasted Red Peppers, Onions,

Romaine, Tomato, Lemon Basil Aioli on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14