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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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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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Fine dining at a affordable price.

Bonnie and her staff will prepare the best cuisines at affordable prices to satisfy your pallet. Casual dress is the norm, but if you prefer the dress and suit attire you will blend in. Fine dining at its best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
skipp658
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Bonnie and her staff will prepare the best cuisines at affordable prices to satisfy your pallet. Casual dress is the norm, but if you prefer the dress and suit attire you will blend in. Fine dining at its best.

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Charlotte, NC
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Carpe Diem is a wonderful restaurant. it has been in Charlotte over 20 years, now in its third location. The current location is architecturally wonderful. And the food is to match. I have never had a bad meal there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the place that my family usually chooses for birthday dinners. The food is reliably excellent. The service is also excellent. my only complaint is they only have a few daily specials.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is some of the best I have ever had. The facade and interior are really great. Menu is very diverse, everyone working there were excellent.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had only been to this establishment once for dinner several years ago but had a marvelous evening and always wanted to return. I love the decor and the entire ambience. This Mother's Day my husband surprised me with brunch here with the family and it was wonderful. I had Shrimp and Grits and I have had this dish at... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carpe Diem is one of those rare restaurants that has stayed at the top of its game for many years, in spite of moving twice. The food is imaginative and delicious. It never disappoints!

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Charlotte NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best restaurant in Charlotte. Original and creative menu, friendly staff, great place.

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danville va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here while in town to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had reservations, but they seated us early. The service and food was very good. The staff makes sure you have what you need and do it in a very quick and efficient manner. The sorbet between courses is a unique spin to get you... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a wonderful dinner, just a notch down from The Fig Tree. Service was charming and relaxed, although the main courses arrived rather too promptly - beware! Otherwise, an awesome experience.

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North Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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, Eclectic

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