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.

3/8 Brunch

Beet Salad

Shaved Radish, Cucumber, Feta,

Mixed Greens, Toasted Almonds,

Sumac Vinaigrette, Pineapple Balsamic Syrup $9


Eggplant Benedict

Roasted Red Peppers, Banana Peppers,

Charred Scallion, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Duck Pastrami Omelette

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Dijon Crème, Marble Rye Toast $13


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Steak & Eggs

Petite NY Strip, Lollipop Kale, Fingerling Potatoes,

Sunny Side Eggs, Smoked Gouda Mornay, Espelette $15