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.

7/29 Lunch


Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

Red’s Farm Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Purslane,

Cucumbers, Red Onion, Basil, Feta,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $8



Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Herb Roasted Cauliflower, Cucumber, Red Onion,

Cherry Tomatoes, Walnuts, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Seven Grain

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Moroccan Lamb Pita

Moroccan Roast Lamb, Cherry Tomatoes,

Onions, Button Mushrooms, Spinach, Sherry Cream Sauce

Served on Pita with Fries or Salad $13



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Barbeque Sauce,

Swiss, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13