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.

2/27 Lunch


Buffalo Cauliflower

Buttermilk Battered Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Italian Gorgonzola

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled red Onions,

Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Pear Salad with Mango Dressing

Sliced Pear, Cucumber, Red Onion, Goat Cheese,

Toasted Almonds, Arugula, Spicy Mango Cilantro Dressing $11



Habanero Pimento & Short Rib Sandwich

Ashe County Habanero Cheddar & Bacon Pimento Cheese,

Slow Roasted Hi Wire Bed of Nails Short Rib on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Pork Belly Sliders

Strawberry & Brown Sugar Pork Belly, Pineapple, Red Onion,

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Swiss, Arugula, Jalapeno Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $14