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.

2/2 Lunch




Fried Cauliflower

Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower, Chipotle BBQ Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $6



Adobo Salad

Hard Boiled Egg, Roasted Red Peppers, Shaved Carrots,

Crispy Fried Shallots, Arugula, Roasted Walnuts,

Goat Cheese, Chipotle Balsamic Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb Roast, Pickled Red Onion,

Cucumbers, Arugula, Feta, Tzatziki Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Vegetable Linguini

Grey Dove Oyster Mushrooms, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes,

 Spinach, Sweet Peppers, House Linguini, Shallots,

Chablis-Saffron Butter Sauce $13



Vermillion Snapper Tacos (3)

Pan Seared NC Vermillion Snapper, Asparagus,

Roasted Red Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Shallots,

Avocado-Chorizo Aioli on Flour Tortillas $13