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.

9/24 Lunch





Padron Peppers

Fried Bluebird Meadows Padron Peppers Tossed in Himalayan Pink Salt,

Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Relish, Brava Sauce $6



Strawberry Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Strawberries,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Citrus-Mint Yogurt Dressing $10



Greek Avocado Sandwich

Fresh Avocado, Kalamata Olives, Arugula, Roasted Red Pepper,

Red Onion, White Cheddar, House Walnut Basil Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Vegetable Ravioli

Yellow Bell Pepper, NC White Corn & Goat Cheese Filled Ravioli,

Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus, Button Mushrooms, Creamy Vodka Sauce $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13