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.

1/24 Brunch

Fried Shrimp

Breaded & Fried White Shrimp,

Garlic Parsley, Lemon, Sweet Chili Cocktail Sauce $9



Chicken Liver, Shiitake & Jasmine Tea Pâté

Stone Brothers Damson Plum Jam, Fig & Ginger Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Haricots Verts, Capers, Crostini $12


Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Smoked Gouda, Roasted Red Peppers on Texas Toast

Served with Tomato Basil Soup $10



Roasted Turkey Panini

Sugar Bacon, French Brie, Pesto Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $11



Mexican Chorizo Hash

Local Mexican Chorizo, Sweet Corn,

Chili Roasted Fingerlings, Bell Peppers, Spinach,

Parmesan Flakes, Sweet Chipotle Crema $13



Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Maple Syrup, Texas Pete Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14