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.

2/23 Lunch







Raw Stuffed Cucumbers (4)

Herbed Cheese Filling, Cherry Tomatoes,

Balsamic Syrup $5



Chicken Wings (8)

Coconut Green Curry, Buffalo, or Smoky Chipotle

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Wild Mushroom Salad

Roast Beech, King Oyster & Crimini Mushrooms,

Roast Cauliflower, Red Onion, Pine Nuts, Parmesan,

 Mixed Greens, Sherry Vinaigrette $11



Roast Beet Panini

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Swiss,

Citrus Roast Beets, Sweet Blue Cheese Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Fresh NC Catfish Po’ Boy

Buttermilk Fried Catfish, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Turnips, Sweet Paprika Remoulade on Cuban Loaf

Served with Fries or Salad $13