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.

5/22 Dinner


Buffalo Crimini

Buttermilk Battered Crimini Mushrooms,

Buffalo Sauce, Blue Cheese $7



Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Local Strawberries, Cucumbers, Red Onion,

Goat Cheese, Roast Walnuts, Strawberry Balsamic Dressing $12



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Braised Lamb, Red Onion, Tomatoes,

Cucumber, Romaine, Tzatziki Sauce on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Impossible Chimichurri Tacos (3)

Seasoned Impossiburger Meat, Pico de Gallo, Bell Peppers,

Onions, Romaine, Red Chimichurri Sauce on Corn Tortillas $13     



Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13