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.

10/29 Lunch




Farm Radish Salad

Funny Girl Farm Radish, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cucumbers, Parmesan, Roasted Almonds,

Arugula, Sweet Shallot Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Salami Melt

Spicy Tuscan Salami, Guacamole, Roasted Red Peppers,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



N.Y. Strip Hash

Diced N.Y. Strip, Russet Potato,

Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Over Easy Egg,

Pico De Gallo $15