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.

7/25 Lunch


Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumber, Red Onion,

 Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Feta, Arugula,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $12



Bacon & Onion Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Caramelized Onions,

Swiss, Smoked Gouda, Pesto Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Highland Gaelic Braised Brisket on Brioche

Slow Braised Brisket, Tomatoes,

Red Onions, Romaine, Sweet Onion Aioli on Brioche

With Fries or Salad $13



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13