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.

3/7 Brunch

Beet Salad

Shaved Radish, Cucumber, Goat Cheese,

Mixed Greens, Toasted Almonds, Sumac Vinaigrette $9


Deviled Eggs (4)

Candied Bacon, Pickled Red Onions, Shaved Carrots,

Saffron Aioli, Red Sea Salt, Espelette $11


Eggplant Benedict

Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula,

Golden Raisins, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Smoked Ham Sandwich

Spinach, Gouda, Bacon Aioli, Sunny Side Egg on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14