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.

2/23 Lunch

Pear Salad with Mango Dressing

Asian Pear, Cucumber, Red Onion, Goat Cheese,

Toasted Almonds, Arugula, Spicy Mango Cilantro Dressing $11



 Ham Terrine

 Ham Terrine, Cracked Pepper, Fig Preserves,

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

  Dijon Mustard, Water Crackers $13 



Spicy BLT

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

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



Shrimp Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered White Shrimp, Arugula,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $15