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.

1/24 Lunch


Fried Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts, Pickled Onions,

Fed Sauce $6



Chicken Liver & Lardon Pâté

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

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Feta & Balsamic Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Mixed Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Tuscan Salami Sandwich

Tuscano Salami, Arugula, Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Provolone on Sourdough Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



BBQ Pork Chop Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Pork Chop, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Stone Bros. Hot Dill Chips, Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13