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.

4/26 Lunch




Pita & Brie Bake

Danish Brie, Caramelized Red Onions,

Sautéed Spinach, Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup

On Toasted Pita $9



Feta Cheese Salad

Feta Cheese, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Walnut, Cherry Tomato, Arugula,

 Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Walnut Pesto Aioli, Provolone on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Curry Lamb Tacos (3)

Curry Roast Lamb,

Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach,

Jamaican Curry Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Steamed Mussels Frites

Italian ‘Nduja Salami, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato & Duck Broth, Fed Frites $16