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.

1/22 Brunch


Lamb & Goat Cheese Arancini

Curry Lamb, Saffron Rice, Goat Cheese,

Sweet cinnamon Curry Sauce $8

Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad

Fried Brussels Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Red Onion,

 Roasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Arugula,

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette $11




Hickory Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Havarti on Sourdough Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Chicken and Waffles

Vanilla Maple Syrup, Espresso Whipped Cream,

Butter, Powdered Sugar $14



Federal Ranch Hand

Scrambled Eggs, Bratwurst, Baby Spinach,

Bell Peppers, Blue Cheese Cilantro Aoili,

 On Flour Tortillas $14