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.

8/30 Brunch





Italian Gorgonzola, Arugula,

Pine Nuts, Balsamic Syrup, Baked Pita $9



Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Two Girls Farm Spicy Pepper Jam, Blackberry Jam, French Mustards,

Capers, Pickled Okra, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $12



Zebra Tomato Salad

Brinkley Farms Green Zebra Tomatoes, Shaved Carrots, Red Onion,

Pickled Radish, Roasted Almonds, Mixed Greens, Champagne Grapefruit Vinaigrette $10



Short Ribs n’ Grits

Braised Short Ribs, SC White Grit Cake, Sautéed Spinach,

 Sunnyside Egg, Short Rib Jus, Snowflake Shaved Pecorino $13



Wild Boar Hash

Boar & Cranberry Sausage, Bluebird meadows Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Fingerlings,

 Poblanos, NC Sweet Corn, Scallions, Saffron-Mint Hollandaise $14



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14