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.

2/9 Lunch

Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Italian Gorgonzola Pita  

Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula, Pickled Red Onion,

Walnuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Blueberry Salad

Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumbers,

Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Mixed Greens,

Honey Thyme Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Arugula, House Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Jamaican Curry Mussels

Steamed Mussels, Shallots, Cilantro,

Jamaican Curry Sauce over Jasmine Rice $15