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.

8/18 Lunch

Frito Pie

Mexican Chorizo, Pico de Gallo,

Jalapenos, Cheddar, Tomatillo Sauce, Sour Cream,

Seasoned Corn Chips $10



Spicy Pimento Wontons (6)

House Spicy Pimento Cheese, Sweet Bacon Marmalade,

Stone Brothers Sweet Habanero Relish, Basil Oil $9



Dijon Roasted Potato Salad

Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes, Bell Peppers,

Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Spinach,

Romaine, Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Cucumbers, Roasted Red Peppers,

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Baja Shrimp Tacos (3)

Sautéed White Shrimp, Bell Peppers.

Red Onion, Pico de Gallo, Arugula,

Chipotle Lime Sauce on Corn Tortillas $13