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Carpe Diem Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Elizabeth
American, International
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1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Travis Avenue)
There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
(704) 377-7976
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Constant Favorite. Never disappoints.

Carpe Diem is very close to my neighborhood and we are so lucky. The food, service, and ambience is perfect. While many white linen restaurants try, Carpe Diem succeeds. Every time. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes (not like KFC, don't worry) is delish! Salads are beautiful and tasty. Can't go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Timothy M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Carpe Diem is very close to my neighborhood and we are so lucky. The food, service, and ambience is perfect. While many white linen restaurants try, Carpe Diem succeeds. Every time. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes (not like KFC, don't worry) is delish! Salads are beautiful and tasty. Can't go wrong here.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We love this place. Consistently good but I always end up getting the signature Fried Chicken. Very quiet and very good food. one of our very favorite.

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McDonough, Georgia
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There is a reason for their rating! The appeal to location is so elegant and attractive. Ease of making reservations was great. We had to change our reservation time and a simple call and everything was handled promptly. We were seated on time and our server Lisa was great with answering questions and being attentive to our needs! My husband... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I read other reviews and decided to try this out with a party of four adults. Both the food and service stands out in this restaurant. The service was excellent. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and could also talk to gluten free options and changes to menu items to make them gluten free. During the meal the service... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Carpe Diem last night for dinner. Had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and can only say they were spot on. The restaurant was beautiful, our waitress Danielle was superb and the food was great. Pistachio crusted trout was TO DIE FOR!! Well deserving of the top spot in Charlotte!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Came here for the first time for Charlotte Restaurant Week, after hearing great things. To be honest, I expected more for this place having the #1 rating in Charlotte... like, it wasn't bad or anything, it just didn't knock my socks off. I've had better in Charlotte. I will say the Buttermilk Fried Chicken was amazing, and that's the reason... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The hostess wasn't very attentive while I waited for a table and I thought about leaving. Very glad I didn't. It was Saturday night. Probably better to have had a reservation. Hard to find a good restaurant with vegetarian options in Charlotte. There was a tempting vegetarian special but I went with the rice grits with mushrooms. Really more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is certainly one of Charlotte's best restaurants and their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast, Mashed potatoes, Spinach and Buttermilk Gravy is one of my favorite meals in Charlotte and beyond.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quaint atmosphere with very knowledgeable wait staff. We ordered three appetizers with six entrees. All of the food was phenomenal. I enjoyed the ambiance, the decor, and especially the succulent food that was so well presented!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were visiting In Charlotte and picked Carpe Diem for supper because it was #1 on Trip Advisor. The meal was delicious! But the thing to write home about was the toasted coconut cake!! Thank goodness I had ordered trout instead of a heavier entree because I was determined to eat every bite of that cake! I just couldn't waste... More 

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Additional Information about Carpe Diem Restaurant

Address: 1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501
Phone Number: (704) 377-7976
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501
    (Travis Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: (704) 377-7976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $21 to $30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?