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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Although they had relocated to the Oxbow market hall temporarily we had a wonderful evening at Carpe Diem. The host was welocoming and a lot of fun. The food was excellent and the drinks even better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
BarbaraB_10
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Although they had relocated to the Oxbow market hall temporarily we had a wonderful evening at Carpe Diem. The host was welocoming and a lot of fun. The food was excellent and the drinks even better.

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Napa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent, and while in the Oxbow, they have done a fabulous job! Great food, great wine and great cocktails. One of the few places in Oxbow that has the cocktail option. The staff is fun and very friendly. The restaurant they had on Second Street was damaged by the earthquake. They will be back in soon! Hope... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I researched this place before trip to Napa. The bar, now in the Oxbow Public Market, serves great wine and excellent food. Must tries: truffle french fries, side salad (arugula, pickled onions and hint of dressing), steamed pork bun, quack and cheese (not enough cheese flavor?), short rib sliders. We stayed too short a time to come back here for... More 

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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

NOTICE: CARPE DIEM IS CLOSED ON THEIR NORMAL PLACE (bellow address) it's now down first street into the grocery center. ITS INSIDE AND ITS ONLY OPEN TILL 6PM!!! We came last year and loved it but now they are closed due to an earth quick that happened a year ago.

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Parker, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Carpe Diem is not much on the outside, and once inside, it feels a bit like chaos. The small restaurant seems stuffed to the gills with people and tables, wait staff and cooks. It feels almost east coast in that sense. The menu is just right, not an overwhelming amount of options but several interesting dishes to try. I was... More 

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Napa, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Since the earthquake destroyed their building, Carpe Diem has relocated to a quiet corner over at Oxbow market. For out-of-towners, this is a nice place to spend a leisurely afternoon. But for locals who knew the former location, this is much more subdued of a location, and much smaller. Still the same good wine selection. But miss the old haunt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Temporary digs for Carpe Diem, after being displaced by the August 2014 earthquake in Napa, give Oxbow Market visitors a real treat. A limited but high caliber menu gives a nice variety of options. Tonight's special was Fish and Chips but the highlight for me was the Truffle French fries...outstanding and a large enough serving to share (though you may... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Since their original location was wiped out by an earthquake, Carpe Diem moved temporarily to the Oxbow Public Market, a great barn of a place with a few eateries and lots of expanded booths with mostly food-oriented offerings. The menu is inventive; we had BBQ chicken tamales, which were more chicken than masa, which we welcomed. Interesting selection of unusual... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Reserved well in advance, this place is so busy. We arrived a seated right on time and were served with one of the Greatest experiences of our vacation. Service, Food and atamosphere were extremely good. Menu could be expanded but had everything we wanted. Look forward to next visit.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food is really terrific and unusual. Mediterranean choices that I haven't seen before and love trying. Nice wine list. Avoid the bar for dining unless you don't mind being ignored. It's busy, noisy and service isn't as good as in the dining room where it's excellent. I highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Carpe Diem Wine Bar

Address: 1001 2nd Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone Number: 707-224-0800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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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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