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.

4/13 Lunch


Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5



Ginger Teriyaki Salad

Roasted Ginger Beech Mushrooms, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Shaved Carrot & Radish, Spinach,

Sesame Teriyaki Vinaigrette $11



Smoked Bacon Melt

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions,

Smoked Gouda, White Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Veggie Buffalo Meatball Sliders

Spiced Impossible Meatballs, Onions, Cilantro,

 Mushrooms, Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Tex Mex Hoagie

Fajita Seasoned Flank Steak, Pico de Gallo, Romaine,

Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $14