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.

4/21 Lunch



Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Pita & Brie Bake

Danish Brie, Caramelized Red Onions,

Sautéed Spinach, Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup

On Toasted Pita $9



Crispy Pork Belly Salad

Crispy Pork Belly, Carrots, Bell Peppers,

Goat Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Arugula,

 Lemongrass Vinaigrette $12



Salami Sandwich

Tuscan Salami, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion,

Walnut Pesto Aioli, Provolone on Sourdough

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