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.

3/22 Lunch





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled Red Onions,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Chorizo Salad

Spanish Chorizo, Sweet Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Carrots, Shallots, Arugula, Chorizo Vinaigrette $12




House Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roasted Duck Tacos

Herb Roasted Duck, Roasted Red Pep, Maitake,

Roasted Cauliflower, Sundried Tomatoes, Golden Raisins,

 Onion, Spinach, Creole Remoulade, Flour Tortillas $13



Shrimp Po’ Boy

Fried Shrimp, Romaine, Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion,

Cocktail Aioli on Baguette Served with Fries or Salad $14