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.

2/28 Dinner

Rabbit Pâté

Ice Pickles, Pickled Okra, Butternut Squash Salsa,

Blackberry Jam, Dijon Horseradish, Crostini $12


Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Quartered Radish, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Eggs Federale

Slow-cooked Collards, Squid Ink & Asiago Arancini,

Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Sundried Tomato Relish $11


BBQ Rabbit Sandwich

Smoked Rabbit, Shallot & Red Cabbage Slaw,

House BBQ Sauce on Sesame Seed Bun

Served with Fries or Salad $13


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14