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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 2nd Street, Napa, CA 94559
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Ranked #3 of 247 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brown Street
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92% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal at Carpe Diem while visiting Napa. We had a selection of small plates and each one was well-prepared and delicious. They have an excellent wine list with a number of by-the-glass options and the prices for both food and wine were reasonable given the quality. We were impressed with the friendly service and the suggestions... More

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Sonoma CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On a busy night in downtown Napa when you are hungry and tables are in short supply the bar at Carpe Diem is a delightful port in the storm, very tasty, great staff and a wonderful wine collection.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a reservation for Carpe Diem but arrived early and were instantly welcomed in. From that moment our dining experience was superlative in many ways, and it’s difficult to know where to begin. Perhaps the most remarkable thing is the hardest to relate: one of the specials was an heirloom tomato bisque with a lemon crema, which we had... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've Been coming to Carpe Diem since it opened and I bring many guests here. I have to say that I was sadly disappointed tonight when the service was very sub-standard and the food has gone down hill. I waited 10 minutes to get a glass of wine at the bar before we got our table then waited another 15... More

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Sooke, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Came here based on TA reviews. We were seated right away in the bar area. Service was great , I can't remember our servers name but she was in the bar as well. She was attentive and had suggestions on the menu. The wine list has lots of selections , a little pricey but hey it's Napa . Our server... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Carpe Diem is a wine bar and restaurant in downtown Napa easy to find and with two parking lots nearby. One a flat lot and one is a multi-level garage, practically across the street. After eating at many of the outstanding and renowned restaurants through the valley we decide we wanted to try something different, something new, inventive and fun.... More

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I went on the evening on the 4th of July, so it was fairly busy. We sat at the bar and both bartenders were friendly enough, I suppose... At least with recommendations on wine. I ordered the filet skewers, and believe you me they were not anywhere near a filet cut of meat. The meat, while seasoned perfectly, was tough,... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was the place we ate on the third night of our stay in Napa. I am giving this a 3-rating simply because it is being compared to some incredible competition. Carpe Diem offers an extensive wine list, and has a fun, fresh atmosphere. There are many unique dishes on the menu, many of which would be perfect to share... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love to get little tastes of different foods and that is what they do here. Here have so many different small plates with such flavor. They also do flights of wine to match the menu and season. We only went out to eat twice and we came back here for the second night. It was too hard to choose... More

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Roseville, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There are so many great restaurants in Napa, it's gotten to be hard to choose where to dine. Don't miss Carpe Diem, though, in the heart of downtown Napa. It is a tiny place with big flavors and wildly creative dishes. A recent dinner with friends found the chef in fine form. Service was friendly and efficient. The cheese plate... More

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