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.

6/7 Brunch


Hickory Bacon, Apples, Red Onion, Romaine,

White Cheddar, Herb Dijon on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $9



Sausage, Egg & Cheese

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Sunny Side Ellerbe Creek Duck Egg,

Smoked Gouda, Red Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on a House Biscuit

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Spring Grits Bowl

Sautéed Arugula Flowers, Purple Basil, Shaved Truffle,

Year-Aged Manchego (Spain), Saffron Gravy, South Carolina White Grits $12




House Cured Corned Beef, German Sauerkraut,

Swiss, Russian Dressing on Marble Rye

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Botifarra amb Mongetes

Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Spanish Chorizo,

Baby Leeks, White Beans, Poached Farm Eggs, Allioli $15



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14