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.

5/16 Brunch

Wild Boar Croque Monsieur

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Swiss Cheese,

Spinach, Béchamel Sauce on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Meatball Hash

Duck & Venison Meatballs, Wild Ramps,

Carolina Ruby Sweet Potatoes, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg,

Pimentón Hollandaise, Bluebird Meadows Micro Greens $15


Monkfish & Grits

NC Monkfish, Hickory Bacon, Crimini Mushrooms,

Tomatoes, Jalapenos, SC White Grits, Pan Gravy $16