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.

4/1 Lunch






Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Hot Sopressata Salad

Hot 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, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream with Flour Tortillas $13



Saffron Cauliflower with Sundried Tomatoes

Roasted Saffron Cauliflower, Sundried Tomatoes, Maitake, Shallots,

Golden Raisins, Curry Seitan, Purple Potatoes, Spiced Fried Chick Peas, Beet Jus

Over Butternut Squash Bisque $13