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.

6/21 Brunch

Duck Confit Salad

Duck Confit, Roasted Bluebird Meadows Carrots, 6 Minute Egg,

Arugula, Parmesan, Biscuit Croutons, White Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Speck Panini

Smoked Italian Prosciutto, Shaved Strawberries,

Arugula, Goat Cheese, Red Onion on Rustic White Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Bologna Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese,

Sunny Side Duck Egg, Pickled Red Onion on Brioche

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Asparagus Benedict

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Crimini Mushrooms, Poached Eggs,

Cashew & Avocado “Hollandaise”, Purple Basil, Hawaiian Sea Salt $12



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Wild Boar Hash

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Smoked Corn, Baby Leeks,

Purple Fingerling Potatoes, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Eggs,

Red Pepper Coulis, Shaved Summer Truffles $15



Bone-In Pork Chop

Sautéed Beet Greens, Bacon Scallion & Grits Pâté, Chipotle Hot Sauce $16