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.

3/1 Brunch

Marinated Kale Salad

Braised Beets, Quartered Radish, Biscuit Croutons,

Balsamic Reduction, Hard Boiled Egg, Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette $9


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Veal Short Ribs

Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes,

Pickled Onions, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise $14


 Rabbit Biscuit

Sous Vide Rabbit, House-Made Biscuit, Prosciutto,

Rabbit Gravy, Sunny Side Egg, Sundried Tomato Relish $15