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.

7/27 Lunch


Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Herb Roasted Cauliflower, Cucumber, Red Onion,

 Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $12



Roast Turkey Sandwich

Sweet N’ Spicy Roast Turkey, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine,

 Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Provolone, Chipotle BBQ on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Pork Belly Tacos (3)

Chipotle BBQ Braised Pork Belly, Onions, Celery,

Bell Peppers, Carrots, Crispy Fried Shallots,

Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13



Highland Gaelic Braised Brisket on Brioche

Slow Braised Brisket, Tomatoes, Red Onions,

Romaine, Sweet Onion Aioli on Brioche

With Fries or Salad $13