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.

5/5 Lunch



Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Asada Braised Brisket Sandwich

Sliced Brisket, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Arugula,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Mayo on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Mexican Chorizo Tacos (3)

Local Ground Chorizo, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

Queso Fresco, Roasted Red Pepper Tomatillo Sauce,

Romaine on Corn Tortillas $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14