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.

8/13 Lunch




Stuffed Bell Pepper

Chili Seasoned Ground Beef, Onions, Mushrooms,

Spinach, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella,

Parmesan, Brava Sauce, Warm Pita $9



Dijon Roasted Potato Salad

Garlic Roasted Fingerlings, Bell Peppers,

Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Spinach,

Romaine, Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Avocado, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Seven Grain Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Pork Chop Sandwich

Pan Seared Pork Chop, Purple Cabbage Slaw,

Corn & Bell Pepper Relish, Jalapeño Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tacos (3)

Buttermilk Battered Chicken, Barbeque Sauce,

Pico De Gallo, Arugula, Tomatoes on Flour Tortillas

Served with Fries or Salad $13