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.

9/27 Brunch




Chicken Liver & Chanterelle Pâté

House Sweet Red Pepper & Onion Relish, Spicy Pepper Jam,

French Mustards, Cornichons, Pickled Okra, Crostini $12



Strawberry Salad

Bluebird Meadows Heirloom Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Strawberries,

Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Feta, Citrus-Mint Yogurt Dressing $10



Italian Prosciutto Panini

400 Day Aged Prosciutto, Tomato, Basil, Arugula,

Mozzarella Burrata, Italian Dressing on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



NC Speckled Trout

Calabash Style Trout, Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw,

 Mizuna, Pickled Pepper Tartar Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Wild Boar Hash

Sunnyside Egg, Wild Boar & Cranberry Sausage,

 House Buttermilk Biscuit, Bluebird Meadows Dino Kale,

Chanterelle Mac & Cheese, Garlic-Paprika Home Fries $15