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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: Drinks, Breakfast, 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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Beth E
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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went to this restaurant when we first arrived in town. We had no reservation and the restaurant was packed. The hostess did a great job finding us a table. We had several apps with wine. Ther service was very friendly and knowledgable of the wine list. We had a great experience and went back a second time before leaving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went here on a girl's trip to Napa Valley. The good is fabulous. Sharing portions. The setting is intimate and super cute. Our server, Christa, was phenomena! It was my 30th bday and we got free champagne. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better server. Cheers to you, Christa!

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to Carpe Diem the night before the earthquake. The service was excellent and our server suggested a great bottle of wine that was not too pricey. Also we had the quack n cheese, the crab stuffed squash blossoms, the scallops, the ostrich burger and for dessert - the homemade twix bar. The food overall was excellent! I have... 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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