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.

12/23 Lunch




Zucchini Fries

Lightly Battered Zucchini with Fed Sauce $7

Add Cheddar & Bacon $2



Balsamic, Feta & Spinach

Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Croutons, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Habanero Chicken Sandwich

Roasted Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Roasted Leg of Lamb Hash

Roasted Lamb Leg, Roasted Brussels Sprouts,

Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon Collards, Lamb Tomato Jus

Diced Potatoes Sunny-Side Egg $14



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14