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.

8/2 Lunch

Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

Red’s Farm Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Purslane,

Cucumbers, Red Onion, Basil, Feta,

Smoked Balsamic Vinaigrette $8



Red Wine Caesar Salad

Kalamata Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion,

Cucumbers, Banana Peppers, Arugula, Feta,

Croutons, Red Wine Caesar Dressing $11




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine,

Tomato, Red Onion, Provolone, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



BBQ Short Rib Tacos (3)

Slow Braised Short Rib, Roasted Sweet Corn & Red Onions,

Herb Roasted Bluebird Meadows Butternut Squash & Carmen Peppers,

Chipotle BBQ Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13