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.

11/30 Brunch

Roasted Turkey Sandwich

Pickled Banana Peppers, Red Onion, Swiss,

Arugula, Cranberry Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Buratta Salad

Mozzarella Buratta, Shaved Watermelon Radish,

Toasted Almonds, Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette,

Balsamic Reduction, Local Baby Mustard Greens $9


Biscuit & Gravy

House-made Biscuit, Spanish Chorizo Gravy,

Shiitake Mushrooms, Fried Lunchbox Peppers,

Sautéed Microgreens, Feta $10


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


NC Speckled Trout

Brussels Sprouts, Garlic-Butter Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes,

Roasted Tomatoes, Sunny Side Eggs, Charred Lemon,

Jalapeno-Red Pepper Relish, Hollandaise $17