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.

7/5 Lunch







Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Mango Salad

Bluebird Meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Red Onion, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almond,

 Mango Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Short Rib Tacos (3)

Roast Short Rib, Sweet Peppers, Pickled Red Onion,

Shaved Carrot, Cilantro, Goat Cheese, BBQ Au Jus on Flour Tortillas $13



NC Rainbow Trout

Buttermilk Fried Rainbow Trout, Tomato, Jalapeno Aioli,

Braeburn Apple & Red Cabbage Slaw on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15