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.

5/31 Brunch

Spanish Migas

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Marinated & Sautéed Bread,

6 Minute Ellerbe Creek Egg, Bluebird Meadows Microgreens $9


Waldorf Salad

Dressed Apples, Grapes, Celery, Onions & Walnuts,

House Bacon, Ellerbe Creek Arugula w/ Croissants $10



House Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $10


Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14


Wild Boar Hash

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Ramp Bulbs, Spinach,

Purple Sweet Potatoes, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg, Béarnaise $15


Sea Scallop Benedict

Seared Scallops, Asparagus, Heirloom Tomatoes,

Shaved Summer Truffles, Hollandaise,

Poached Ellerbe Creek Eggs, Hawaiian Roll $17