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.

11/29 Lunch







Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Red Pepper & Tahini Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Feta,

Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Tahini Vinaigrette $12



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 Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Oyster Po’boy

Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Sweet Chorizo Cole Slaw,

Pickled Okra Tartar Sauce on a Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $14