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.

1/5 Lunch






Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Melon Salad

Honeydew Melon, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish,

 Red Bell Pepper, Roasted Almonds, Arugula, Cucumber Honey Vinaigrette $10



Beet Sandwich

Braised Beets, Roasted Red Peppers,

Arugula, Bleu Cheese, Walnuts on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $10



Duck Poutine

Pulled Confit Duck Leg, Havarti, Shallots,

Maitake Mushroom Gravy, Fed Fries $12



Boar Melt

Wild Boar Sausage, Green Bell Peppers, Button Mushrooms,

Red Onion, Swiss, On Buttermilk Fried Eggplant $13