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.

5/4 Lunch

 

 

Italian Gorgonzola Pita

Italian DOP Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $7

 

 

Blueberry Salad

 Blueberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes,

 Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Spinach,

Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette $11

                                                                                        

 

Asada Braised Brisket Sandwich

Sliced Brisket, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Arugula,

Smoked Gouda, Chipotle Mayo on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Italian Mortadella Melt

Mortadella, Fresh Basil, Pepperocini, Caramelized Onions, Fontina,

 Swiss, Smoked Gouda on Thick Cut Garlic & Herb Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $13