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.

3/29 Brunch


Asparagus Salad

Smoked Olive Oil Roasted Asparagus,

Shaved Carrot & Radish, Pickled Shallots,

Goat Cheese Mousse, Champagne-Balsamic Vinaigrette $10



Sausage Omelet

Italian Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers,

Shallots, B & B Farms Mustard Greens, Provolone $10



Pork Belly Biscuit

Brown Sugar Pork Belly, House made Biscuit,

Brandy Onion Jam, Sunny Side Eggs, Romesco  $10



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Lamb Benedict

Braised Lamb, Leeks, Black Lentils, Year Aged Manchego,

Poached Eggs, Pimentón Hollandaise $15