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.

3/31 Lunch





Goat Cheese Arancini

Goat Cheese, Saffron Risotto, Parmesan, Onion, Peppers

Charred Green Onion Oil, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis $6



Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Sweet Sopressata Salad

Sweet Sopressata, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shaved Carrot,

 Clover Sprouts, Arugula, Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



 Italian Speck Sandwich

Italian Speck Prosciutto, Red Wine Pecorino,

Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12




Marinated Flap Steak, Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions,

Guacamole, Sour Cream with Flour Tortillas $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Swiss, Dijon Honey Mustard on Brioche 

Served with Fries or Salad $13