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.

12/14 Brunch


Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Brussels Sprout Potato Hash

Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Sherry-Garlic Fingerlings,

Shallots, Tiny Farms Arugula, Poached Eggs, Sundried Tomato Hollandaise

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Pork Tenderloin

Brown Sugar Baked Tenderloin, Winter Squash Ratatouille,

6 Minute Egg, Crispy Leeks, Pork Belly Gravy, Manchego $14


Fried Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Butter, Powdered Sugar $14