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.

6/3 Lunch




Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $7



Chicken Liver Pate

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam, Fig Preserves, & Sweet Habanero Relish,

French Mustards, Capers, Pickled Okra, Crostini $13



Smokey Chipotle Salad

Roast Chicken, Fried Shallots, Pico de Gallo, Cucumber,

Mixed Greens, Smokey Chipotle Dressing $12



Chipotle Ranch Chicken Sandwich

Spanish Seasoned Chicken, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

 Smoked Gouda, Chipotle, Ranch on Texas Toast Sour Dough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14