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.

12/21 Dinner


Pita & Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Kalamata Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Feta on Warm Pita $7



Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



B. F. S.

Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers,

Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, Toasted Almonds,

 Croutons, Balsamic Vinaigrette $12



Chicken Pita

Roasted Chicken, Mixed Greens, Tomato, Red Onion,

Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with fries or Salad $13



Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Lamb Leg, Roasted Brussels Sprouts,

 Bell Peppers, Beech Mushrooms, Lamb Tomato Jus

Over Garlic Jasmine Rice $14