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.

6/29 Lunch




Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Spinach and Carrot Salad

Baby Spinach, Shaved Carrot,

Toasted Almonds, Red Onion,

 Manchego, Mango Vinaigrette $11




Prosciutto, Arugula, Roasted Turkey,

 Red Onion, Whole Grain Mustard,

 Provolone on Sour Dough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Blue Cheese on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Green Tomatoes

Buttermilk Fried Green Tomatoes,

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Arugula, Pickled Red Onions,

Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $12