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.

3/21 Brunch

Chicken Liver Pâté

Raspberry Preserve, Pickled Shallots,

Dijon Mustard, Banana & Jalapeno Pepper Relish,

House Pickles, Pickled Okra, Crostini $12


Sweet Potato Panini

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Pickled Squash & Zucchini,

Swiss, Arugula Pesto on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Ham Sandwich

Smoked Ham, Slow-Cooked Collards,

Provolone, Fried Shallots, Spicy Garlic Aioli on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Crab Benedict

Crab & Cream Cheese Stuff Brioche Rolls, Asparagus,

Shallots, Poached Eggs, Charred Lemon Hollandaise $12


Petite NY Strip

NY Strip cooked Med-Rare, Sautéed Lollipop Kale,

Shiitake Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes,

Sunny Side Eggs, Butternut Squash Purée, Espelette $17