The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

4/25 Lunch

 

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Citrus Ginger Salad

Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Sweet Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Pickled Red Onions,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Mortadella Melt

Italian Mortadella, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Basil,

Sautéed Bell Peppers, Smoked Gouda, Swiss on Thick Cut Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Wild Boar Hoagie

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bell Peppers,

Red Onions, Romaine, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

4/24 Dinner

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Citrus Ginger Salad

Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Sweet Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Pickled Red Onions,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Steak Tacos (3)

Marinated Hanger Steak, Pickled Jalapenos,

Pickled Red Onion, Red Chimichrri Sauce, Romaine

On Corn Tortillas $13

 

 

Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Sundried Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16

 

 

4/24 Lunch

 

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Citrus Ginger Salad

Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers,

Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds,

Mixed Greens, Sweet Citrus Ginger Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Pickled Red Onions,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

4/23 Dinner

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Stone Bros. Spicy Dills,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Cherry Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16

4/22 Dinner

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Pickled Red Onions,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Sundried Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16

4/22 Lunch

 

 

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Stone Bros. Spicy Dills,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14

 

 

4/21 Dinner

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Teriyaki Ginger Tempeh Tacos (3) (v)

Teriyaki Ginger Five Grain Tempeh, Pineapple Kim Chi,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Sesame Honey Scallops

Fresh Sea Scallops, Shallots, Butter Braised

Brussels Sprouts, Carrots & Sundried Tomatoes,

Honey Sesame Soy Sauce $16

4/21 Lunch

 

 

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Stone Bros. Spicy Dills,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14

 

4/20 Dinner

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Mortadella & Fontina Flatbread

Italian Mortadella & Fontina, Parmesan,

Caramelized Onions, Pepperoncini, Balsamic Syrup

On Warm Flatbread $10

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Teriyaki Ginger Tempeh Tacos (3) (v)

Teriyaki Ginger Five Grain Tempeh, Pineapple Kim Chi,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/20 Lunch

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Sweet Sriracha Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Smoked Pork Butt, Creamy Coleslaw, Stone Bros. Spicy Dills,

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/19 Dinner

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

B.L.A. 

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Teriyaki Ginger Tempeh Tacos (3) (v)

Teriyaki Ginger Five Grain Tempeh, Pineapple Kim Chi,

Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/19 Lunch

 

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

B.L.A. 

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/18 Dinner

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

B.L.A. 

Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Arugula, Avocado,

 Red Onion, Swiss, Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/18 Lunch

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Three Cheese Spinach Dip

Cheddar, Parmesan, Cream Cheese,

Spinach, Corn Tortilla Chips $5

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

4/17 Lunch

 

 

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, Korean BBQ

With Blue Cheese Dip $9

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13

4/16 Dinner

 

 

Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Royal Atlas Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5

 

 

Greek Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, Toasted Almonds,

Red Wine Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Fish N’ Chips

 Beer Battered Fresh Atlantic Cod, Creamy Cole Slaw,

Fed Fries, Tartar Sauce, Pickles $15

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/15 Dinner

 

 

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

 

 

Roasted Turkey Panini

Sweet N’ Spicy Roasted Turkey Breast, French Brie,

Brown Sugar Bacon, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Fish N’ Chips

 Beer Battered Fresh Atlantic Cod, Creamy Cole Slaw,

Fed Fries, Tartar Sauce, Pickles $15

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

4/15 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

 

 

Venison Sausage Hoagie

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Bell Peppers, Provolone, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14

 

 

4/13 Dinner

 

Three Cheese Spinach Dip

Cheddar, Parmesan, Cream Cheese,

Spinach, Corn Tortilla Chips $5

 

 

Beef Fried Eggrolls (2)

Seasoned Ground Beef, Onions, Bell Peppers,

Cheddar, Jalapeno Aioli, Chili Molasses Sauce $7

 

 

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

 

 

Venison Sausage Hoagie

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Romaine, Tomato, Red Onion,

Bell Peppers, Provolone, Chipotle Blueberry BBQ Sauce on a Pretzel Roll

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Green Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots,

Sundried Tomatoes, Cilantro, Green Curry Sauce,

Jasmine Rice, Toasted Baguette $16

 

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