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.

3/26 Lunch

Buffalo Cremini Mushrooms

Buttermilk Battered Cremini Mushrooms, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese Crumbles $8



Hummus Pita Pie

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes,

Red Onion, Feta, Balsamic Syrup on Toasted Pita $8



Granny Smith Apple Salad

Sliced Apples, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion,

Feta, Pine Nuts, Arugula, Blueberry Vinaigrette $12



Roasted Salami and Apricot Panini

Tuscano Salami, Mascarpone Cheese, Parmesan,

Apricot Preserves, Roasted Pepper Jam on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Fickle Creek Farm Mutton Sliders

Ground Mutton with Smoked Ricotta, Onion Jam, Arugula,

Provolone, Sweet Pickle Remoulade on Hawaiian Rolls

Served with Fries or Salad $15