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.

5/6 Lunch



Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7



Buffalo Cremini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Italian Mortadella Melt

Mortadella, Pepperocini, Caramelized Onions, Fontina,

 Swiss, Smoked Gouda on Thick Cut Garlic & Herb Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Asada Braised Brisket Sandwich

Sliced Brisket, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Arugula,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Mayo on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14