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.

4/11 Lunch



Italian Olive Bowl

Green Castelvetrano Olives, Gaeta Olives,

Toasted Cashews, Pickled Red Onions $5



Ginger Teriyaki Salad

Roasted Ginger Beech Mushrooms, Red Onion,

Cucumber, Shaver Carrot & Radish, Spinach,

Sesame Teriyaki Vinaigrette $11



BBQ Short Rib Melt

Pulled BBQ Short Rib, Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions,

Smoked Gouda, White Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Romaine,

Tomatoes, Cheddar, Sweet Garlic Dills, Spicy Mayo on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Teriyaki BBQ Steak Tacos (3)

Garlic Ginger Hangar Steak, Tomatoes, Onion,

Cilantro, Romaine, Teriyaki Ginger BBQ Sauce,

Coconut Sweet Chili Sauce on Flour Tortillas $13