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.

1/3 Lunch





Shrimp Cocktail

Marinated Shrimp, Lemon, Parsley,

Sweet Chili Cocktail Sauce $8




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprouts, Shaved Radish, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

Sweet Peppers, Arugula, Chipotle Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Trout Po’Boy

Buttermilk Fried NC Rainbow Trout, Brussels Sprout Slaw,

Pickled Red Onion, Sweet Chipotle Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14