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.

2/17 Lunch







Bruschetta (4)

Basil Goat Cheese, Italian Speck, Tuscan Salami,

 Fig & Apricot Jam, Olive & Tomato Tapenade, Crostini $8



Chicken Wings (8)

Sweet Chili Hoisin, Buffalo, or Chipotle BBQ

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Greek Salad

Bluebird Meadows Hakurei Turnips, Red Onion,

Kalamata Olives, Shaved Carrots, Feta, Arugula,

Sweet Tahini Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, House Tzatziki on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Dr. Pepper Pork Cheek Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Pork Cheek & Bacon Collards,

Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Arugula, Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

On Flour Tortillas $13