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.

3/22 Lunch

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Shiitake’s, 6 Minute Egg, Watercress,

Old Bay Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $12


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


NC Rainbow Trout

Filet of Trout, Asparagus, Roasted Tomatoes,
Grits, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise $13


Petite NY Strip

NY Strip cooked Med-Rare, Sautéed Lollipop Kale,

Shiitake Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes,

Sunny Side Eggs, Butternut Squash Purée, Espelette $17