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Carpe Diem Restaurant

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Elizabeth)
(704) 377-7976
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Ranked #1 of 1,958 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Elizabeth
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Travis Avenue
Transit: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is a local go to restaurant I found on a business trip. YUM. Kale salad and Fried Chicken. Great wine list. All in a charming venue with friendly people.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hands down some of the best seared scallops I've ever had. Wife had the fried chicken which I also tasted, and it too was really good. Have been living here for years and don't know how we missed this place. Mike, our server, was spot on in all of his recommendations. We'll be back.

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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Was in town for a convention and took a really good customer to dinner. Party of five taken great care of by Lisa. Wine list great, appetizers delicious, entrees the bomb and desserts to die for. Lisa mentioned that the Fried Chicken was a staple. Although I do not fine dine for fried chicken, one of our party asked if... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were surprised to hear that Carpe Diem has been in Charlotte for 25 years! It was our first visit and it didn't disappoint! Every course was better than the last! Specialty salad rocked ... And the fried chicken was great! We kicked ourselves that we waited so long to go!!! Looking forward to our next visit!

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North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went out to eat at Carpe Diem on a Saturday night for a birthday dinner. They have their own parking lot which is nice to not have to search for parking or pay for it. I wanted to order the scallops, but after reading all the review about the fried chicken I asked our waitress about it. She said... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Maybe not fine dining but good food in a beautiful restaurant. The glass and metal working made for a surprisingly pretty venue. Good selection of fish (I ate cobia) and decent wine list. Good location near just about everything.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Interresting cuisine. The Heritage Farm Pork Chop and the Duck Filet were both really good and prepared with non traditional sides which was a nice change. Service was excellent and the place looks like it was designed by Gaudi. Great for client dinners and can also accomodate larger groups which is nice for our project teams.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Being new to Charlotte, we tried Carpe Diem last night and really enjoyed it. We shared the Carpaccio and the kale salad....both fabulous. I had the squid ink pasta with calamari.....delicious and he had the chicken which he enjoyed. We'll definitely be back.

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Oshawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Arrived in Charlotte and decided to check out this restaurant . I had the fried chicken . Delicious and not greasy. I am not a big fan of mashed potatoes so they happily substituted a sweet potato vegetable casserole . The other diner had duck. It was prepared very well and presented with rice and veggies. We were dining late... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I visited Carpe Diem for dinner during Restaurant Week. The restaurant is deceiving from the outside. It is romantic and quiet inside. The service was exceptional. My husband had the Fried Chicken and I had the steak; although the Fried Chicken overshadowed the rest of the meal (I don't even remember what we had for dessert --... 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 - 30
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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