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.

2/13 Lunch



 Ham Terrine

 Ham Terrine, Cracked Pepper, Moonshine Jam

 Stone Bros. Hotter than Hell Chow Chow, Baby Dill Pickles,

  Dijon Mustard, Water Crackers, Sesame Lavash  $13 



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumbers,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Vegan BBQ Sandwich

Butler’s Soy Curls, Creamy Cashew Coleslaw,

Pickled Red Onions, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Eggplant Parmesan

Buttermilk Battered Eggplant, Parmesan,

Smoked Gouda, Arugula, Marinara on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Sesame Chili Pork Belly Sliders

Brown Sugar & Chili Braised Pork Belly,

Creamy Coleslaw, Kim Chi, Pork Belly Chili Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13