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.

12/28 Lunch


Pita & Hummus Bake

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Kalamata Olive Tapenade,

Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Feta on Warm Pita $8



Winter Salad

Roast Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Peppers,

Parmesan, Mixed Greens, Italian Vinaigrette $11



Spicy Southwest Chicken Sandwich

Roast Chicken, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo,

Romaine, Provolone, Jalapeno Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Oyster Po’Boy

Buttermilk Battered Oysters, Arugula, Tomato,

 Pickled Red Onion, Fed Sauce on Ciabatta

Served with Fries or Salad $13



 Roast Lamb Gyro

Chopped Lamb Leg, Cucumbers, Red Onion,

Arugula, Coconut Curry Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13