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.

11/14 Brunch




Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus Wrapped in Aged Italian Prosciutto

with Blue Cheese Crumbles $6



Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Moonshine Jam & Sweet Vidalia Relish,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Cornichons, Crostini $12



Dijon Herbed Potato Salad

Dill, Tarragon & Parsley Fingerlings, Parmesan,

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Arugula $11




Wild Boar Bacon, Marinated Burch Farm Dino Kale,

Red Onion, Tomato, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Crab Cake

Baltimore Style Crab Cake, Carrot & Brussels Sprouts Curtido,

Romaine, Tomato, Saffron Tartar Sauce on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14