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.

1/18 Lunch



Buffalo Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Garlic Parsley,

Blue Cheese Crumbles, Buffalo Sauce $6



Cherry Tomato Salad

 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts,

Mixed Greens, Cocktail Vinaigrette $10




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Eggplant Parmesan Hash

Buttermilk Fried Eggplant, Garlic Roasted Fingerlings,

Sweet Peppers, Squash, Asparagus, Parmesan, Marinara $12



Roast Lamb Tacos (3)

Red Wine Roasted Lamb, Shallots, Button Mushrooms,

Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre, Arugula,

House Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13