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.

5/27 Lunch


Jasmine Tea & Chicken Liver Pate

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

 French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Toasted Almonds, Feta,

Mixed Greens, Honey Basil Vinaigrette $12



Summer Squash & Zucchini Sandwich

Roast Squash & Zucchini, Arugula, Tomato,

Red Onion, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto & Feta Spread on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



The Federal Steak and Eggs

8oz. Ribeye Pan-Seared,

Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Two Over Easy Eggs,

Truffle Porcini Butter $17