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.

12/8 Lunch


Chicken Liver & Maitake Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Lemon Caper Salad

Roasted Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrot,

Funny Girl Farm Icicle Radish, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Lemon Caper Vinaigrette $11



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



BBQ Fried Pork Chop Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Pork Chop, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13