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.

2/8 Brunch




Burrata Salad

Roasted Peppers, Red Onion, Mozzarella Burrata,

Toasted Almonds, Mixed Greens,

Pimentón Vinaigrette, Balsamic Reduction $9


Smoked Ham Sandwich

Kale Slaw, Swiss, French Dijon on Pressed Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Smokey Eggplant Hash

Poached Eggs, Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Red Peppers,

Goat Cheese, B&B Farms Spinach, Carrot Hollandaise $11


Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic,

Sherry, Roasted Tomato Broth, Pommes Frites $14


Chicken and Waffles

Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14