If you haven't discovered Milltown in Carrboro...you need to. If you like the Federal (in Durham)...you will like this place (it's their "sister" ship).
Went there last night before the UNC game and had a really nice experience. Place was FULL at 7:00 pm. Hostess said "30 minutes"...took about 25 to get a table...but that was ok cause we just sat at the bar and had a couple.
Decent on-tap selection (need more taps and more variety) that included about 15 beers (alagash, victory, guiness, and some others) and a pretty extensive bottled beer list although it seemed to be pretty damned heavy on the belgians (not that there is anything wrong with that). No Triangle Brewing Co. brew...sadly.
Service was great. Food was pretty damned good. Prices were VERY reasonable. I had an awesome steak sandwich with grilled onions, melted gruyere, garlic aoili mayo, and a bowl 'o juice ("au jus" for you frenchies). Everything about it was good...including the fries ("frites" for you damned frenchies). Wife got the chicken nachos - - - OH MY GOD what a huge plate of nachos. Good chips, decent salsa, good black beans, good grilled chicken, slathered in sour cream and melted cheddar. Yum.
The do brunch on Saturday and Sunday, had a good "specials" list, and do mussels w/ frites (there's that damned french again!) if you're so inclined. Regarding the mussels...you can order them one of, if I remember correctly, 4 or 5 different ways. Nice.
No smoking inside.
307 E Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone: (919) 968-2460