The Federal

Celebrating 10 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.

9/19 Brunch

Specials

 

 

Duck Liver, Mushroom & Bacon Lardon Pâté

Bacon & Onion Jam, Strawberry-Mint Jam, French Mustards,

Cornichons, Pickled Okra, Balsamic Syrup, Crostini $12

 

 

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onion,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette $11

 

 

Greek Avocado Sandwich

Fresh Avocado, Mediterranean Olives, Arugula, Roasted Red Pepper,

Red Onion, White Cheddar, House Walnut Basil Pesto Aioli on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $11

 

 

Pork Lion Biscuits

Sunnyside Egg, Cherry Smoked Pecorino, House Biscuit,

Traditional Hash Browns with Yellow Bell Peppers & Smoked NC White Corn $11

 

 

Steamed Mussels

Spanish Chorizo, Shallots, Garlic, Sherry,

Roasted Tomato Broth, Crostini $14

 

 

Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14