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.

12/27 Lunch








Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Fried Crimini Mushrooms, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Winter Salad

Roasted Red Peppers, Carrots,

Red Onion, Croutons, Feta, Mixed Greens,

Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



NY Strip Sandwich

Allagash White Braised NY Strip, Romaine, Tomato,

Pickled Red Onion, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on a Pretzel Baguette

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



BBQ Sirloin Tacos (3)

Korean BBQ Marinated Sirloin Tip, Bell Peppers,

 Pickled Red Onion, Slow Braised Bacon Collards $13