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.

6/26 Lunch





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Bluebird Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes & Candy Red Onions,

Shaved Carrot, Toasted Walnuts, Arugula,

 Goat Cheese, Peach Vinaigrette $11



Lamb Gyro

Moroccan Rubbed Lamb, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper, Arugula, House Tzatziki on Warm Pita

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Venison Hash

Venison & Blueberry Sausage, Sunnyside Eggs, Cherry Tomatoes,

Cajun Spiced Potatoes, Onions & Bell Peppers, Manchego,

Herbed Hollandaise $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14