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.

2/1 Lunch


Italian Gorgonzola Pita  

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled Red Onion,

Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Winter Beet and Butternut Squash Salad

Roasted Red & Yellow Beets, Roasted Butternut Squash,

Roasted Red Peppers, Drunken Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts,

 Mixed Greens, Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Italian Prosciutto Sandwich

Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion,

Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Asian BBQ Tacos (3)

Marinated Flank Steak, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Arugula, Sweet Chili Sauce

On Flour Tortillas $13



Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken, Swiss, Bacon, Romaine,

Tomato, Blueberry Barbeque Sauce,

Served on Brioche with Fries or Salad $14