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.

4/19 Brunch

Italian Speck & Melon

Smoked Prosciutto, Honeydew, Cantaloupe,

Scallions, Toasted Almonds $9



Biscuit & Gravy

House-made biscuit, Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw,

 Rabbit Gravy, Shaved Black Truffle $9




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Lamb Hash

Ramp Greens, Red Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Shallots,

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Eggs, Hollandaise $13



Mother of Dragons

Smoked Duck Sausage Scotch Egg,

White Cheddar Grits, Ellerbe Creek Farms Spinach,

Habanero Gravy, Sundried Tomato Chutney $15