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.

5/24 Brunch

Wally Gator

Fried Alligator Tail, Fried Fingerling Potatoes,

Creole Remoulade, Tabasco Cocktail Sauce $9


Crab Rangoon

House-made Rangoon, Bluebird Meadows Chard, Maitake Mushrooms $9


Beet Salad

Golden Beets, Strawberries, Year-Aged Manchego (Spain),

6 Minute Farm Fresh Egg, Arugula, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Biscuit Croutons $10


Camembert en Croûte

Camembert (France) & House-made Blueberry Jam in Puff Pastry,

French Dijon, Sweet Garlic Pickles, Stone Brothers Huckleberry Jelly,

Balsamic Syrup, Water Crackers $11


Sweet Potato Reuben

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $9


Duck Omelette

Duck Confit & Sausage, Smoked Pecorino (Italy),

Shaved Black Truffle, Ellerbe Creek Eggs, Chiffonade Basil $12


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Soft Shell Crab

Fried Soft Shell Crab, Heirloom Tomatoes, Parmesan Grits,

Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg, Old Bay Hollandaise $16