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.

1/10 Brunch

Endive Salad

Kalamata Olives, Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Belgian Endives,

 Marinated Kale, Apple-Dijon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $10




House-cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Saffron-Curry Meatball Hash

Lamb Meatballs, Brussels Sprouts,

Caramelized Shallots, Fingerling Potatoes, Grated Parmesan,

Sunnyside Eggs, Curry-Saffron Jus $14



NC Black Bass

Black Bass Filet, Spanish Chorizo & Mustard Green Pilaf,

 Pickled Red Onion, Soft Boiled Egg, Carrot Purée, Hollandaise $14