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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

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1001 2nd Street, Napa, CA 94559 (Brown Street)
707-224-0800
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Serice

Carpe Diem Wine Bar is a little restaurant on second street in Napa. The restaurant provides a comfortable atmosphere, excellent food and the staff proved to be very attentive. Upon entering, my wife and i were seated immediately. However, the restaurant was extremely busy which resulted in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Wiseguy45
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New Hyde Park, New York
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My favorite dish at Carpe Diem was an appetizer of crab stuffed squash blossoms - so delicious! This dish stood out as superior. The signature carpe diem pasta was good and light, but could have used a bit more pique or such. A friend got the flatbread which had good toppings, but cracker-like crust. Carpe Diem has a nice, lively... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Carpe Diem Wine Bar is a little restaurant on second street in Napa. The restaurant provides a comfortable atmosphere, excellent food and the staff proved to be very attentive. Upon entering, my wife and i were seated immediately. However, the restaurant was extremely busy which resulted in our order being taken later rather than sooner. When the meal arrived, the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I visited Carpe Diem after reading good reviews on TA. Our server was actually the manager and it was clear that everyone at the restaurant cared about their work. Food was really good, one of the best meals we had in Napa. Highly recommended!

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Kings Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our party of 6 ate a Carpe Diem last week and it was fantastic! They still have scaffolding outside due to the remaining damage of the earthquake last year but inside is bustling and wonderful. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient. The manager's name is Jim and he took the time to chat with us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Neat atmosphere. Great food presentation. Great wine selection and the service was outstanding. It's small inside so can get loud and rather close to the neighbors sitting nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just opened back after 2014 earthquake damage and a stint at a temporary location. Nice selection with an eclectic style - many of the options are what I call more foodie type entries but nonetheless very pleasing. Nice wine recommendation and we split the homemade burrata and the filet mignon skewers. Don't skip dessert and go for the homemade twix... More 

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place has a small menu, but everything we tried was fantastic! I had the scallops and risotto and was very pleased. My friend had the ostrich burger (I got to have a taste) and that was fantastic! I was extra thirsty after a day of wine tasting, and they never let my glass stay empty for long. Great service!

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went here on a whim on our first night in Napa. Good wine selection and lots of interesting apps and flatbreads. Perfect place to start a week of wine and fun.

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SAN FRANCISCO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were in town for a couple of days and want to try something new. Based on the good reviews on TA and Yelp, we picked Carpe Diem. The reviewers did not let us down! We have two teen boys and were a bit concerned by some of the reviews that mentioned the restaurant may not suitable for families with... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Carpe Diem finally has reopened after the 2014 Quake and they've got a nice new area to enjoy in the back. Kudos to the bartender in the back where the bar is actually lined up with fresh herbs to put in your cocktails. YUM! The menu is so good, it's difficult to select what you want. I recommend the cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 2nd Street, Napa, CA 94559
    (Brown Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 707-224-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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