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.

1/25 Brunch

Omelette du Fromage

Sautéed Spinach, Asiago, Sofrito Coulis

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Collard Green Hoecake

Slow-cooked Collards, Braised Pork Shoulder,

Cornmeal Hoecake, Provolone, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chorizo Hash

Spanish Chorizo, Brussels Sprouts, Candied Shallots,

Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs, Red Pepper Relish

Served with Fries or Salad $11


Sausage Biscuit

House-made Pork Sausage & Biscuit, Sunny Side Eggs,

Smoked Tomato Gravy, Pickled Red Onion, Feta $12


Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14