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Carpe Diem Restaurant

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$$$
Elizabeth
American, International, Eclectic
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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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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Charming and welcoming

I liked this place. The service was excellent and the meals well presented and very tasty. However my one observation for the chef is that if you are going to charge $32 for a lamb rack special it needs to have 4 chops. I'm afraid 2 just doesn't cut it at that price point. It left my wife hungry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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leslewis
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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leslewis
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I liked this place. The service was excellent and the meals well presented and very tasty. However my one observation for the chef is that if you are going to charge $32 for a lamb rack special it needs to have 4 chops. I'm afraid 2 just doesn't cut it at that price point. It left my wife hungry and... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Carpe Diem is usually open only for dinners - but Bonnie and Trish bend that rule for Easter and Mother's Day. If you know about their twice a year brunches, make your reservations early! They deliver an outstanding brunch for easily a third less than other restaurants of comparable quality. We usually go for Mother's Day, but this year, we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Good food and service. Great kale salad. There's a nice bar and a great menu. Bread was delicious. Will return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A 20th anniversary dinner is supposed to be something special, and it was (I ate so much that I waddled to the car). We chose Carpe Diem as it's been on our 'to do' list for some time. No disappointment here! Wonderful service and the lovely Art Nouveaux décor was the icing on the cake - because the food was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I love eating here! The staff are great, the food is delicious, and the decor is soothing. The bar is beautiful and the menu is quite varied. I always have a great experience when we dine here. Very reliable.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The service is excellent here and our server made excellent recommendations from wine to salads to entrees. I had the seafood special and my good friend had the meatball special which she said was amazing! The kale salad is delicious. They serve warm home made bread too. We sat and talked for a long time and no one made us... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Every time I dine here I`m always very satisfied. The food is very good and the service is excellent .

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Service very effeciant & professional. Atmosphere very nice. 3 Couples - each had different dishes - everyone thourghly enjoyed the Dinner

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were excited to try Carpe Diem due to the many good reviews. The food was good, however not outstanding as we expected. We had the popular fried chicken which was good and also tried the pork chop. We ordered the pork medium but it came out super rare. We had to send it back to the kitchen and it... More 

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Voúla, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Received a gift certificate to dine at this restaurant and went with friends. Had a great meal, enjoyed exceptional service, and dined in an elegant setting. The experience exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to returning again soon.

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?