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.

2/16 Lunch





Cucumber Balsamic Salad

Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Bell Peppers,

Feta, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup $10



 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 



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 Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Eggplant, Parmesan,

Smoked Gouda, Arugula, Marinara on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Elk Sausage Sandwich

Elk, Apple, Pear & Port Wine Sausage, Arugula, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Mushrooms, Creamy Coleslaw on a Pretzel Roll

Served with fries or Salad $13