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Carpe Diem Restaurant

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Elizabeth)
(704) 377-7976
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Ranked #14 of 1,920 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Elizabeth
Cross street: Travis Avenue
Transit: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Heard good things but had never been until the other night. Was blown away. Food, service, ambianc---all over the top. Brandon, outer wait staff person was exceptionally warm, knowledgable and attentive. Cozy ambiance where you could hear yourself talk, But it's the food that really elevates this place to winner status. They are one of the few places that offers... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant this week, not realizing it was restaurant week, but were so pleasantly surprised. Our son & his wife have enjoyed it over the years so have wanted to try it the next time we visited. We were pleased to see some of the best reviews for dishes on their menu were featured for restaurant week. We... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The reviews and reputation made this is our first stop during Charlotte's Restaurant Week 2014; close to my work place rather than home base, therefore this was not one of our usual choices for a night out. My dinner companion had the the fried chicken entree; high marks for the quality and tenderness of the chicken breast. I had the... More

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kure beach,nc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Celebrated another birthday at Carpe Diem...it is the first option that comes to mind after all these years. Superior service, eclectic wine list, wonderful ambiance, and the always satisfying menu. Went w/ the goat cheese salad and the salmon....perfect. The table was sprinkled w/ birthday glitter but it is the overall perfection of this jewel of a restaurant that shines... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I don't want to go overboard because this was our first visit. However, nicely done in many ways. Arrived to E Street area on a j"ust passing through CLT" trip. Looks like an up an coming eclectic area. Several restaurants though yet lacking housing options on the street. Streetcar coming. Hope area makes it. Sauces make the dish and this... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

While my wife and I were scoping the Charlotte area we chose this restaurant on a Monday night. We make reservations not knowing what to expect but It was near empty when we arrived. Always makes you wonder! Their web-site currently says all bottle 1/3 off on Mondays but they told us that was not so. Only two featured bottles... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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304 reviews 304 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had a wonderful evening with another couple as they invited us to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had the smoked trout to start and it was very well prepared and interesting. My wife had the scallops and they were well prepared and delicious. I had the trigger fish special and it was wonderful. One of our friends had... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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235 reviews 235 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We chose Carpe Diem based on reviews and it was a good choice. We had reservations but certainly didn't need them on a Tuesday night in October. I always find it a little dispiriting when a restaurant is virtually empty. You feel like you are in the wrong place. Despite this we were warmly welcomed and the service was excellent.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

If you really want a great meal and great service, go to Carpe Diem. It is slightly outside of the uptown area, but on a charming street. The food is excellent and the menu changes often. The service is generally excellent, as is the atmosphere.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

In Charlotte on business this week and due to our schedule we skipped lunch and opted for an early dinner at Carpe Diem. We arrived with healthy appetites and a very hungry crew. Parking was extremely easy, location could not be any better at just about a mile or so from the city core. The service was prompt and efficient.... More

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