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Carpe Diem Restaurant

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Elizabeth)
(704) 377-7976
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Ranked #2 of 1,952 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Shelby, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Carpe Diem understands great food and service. I had a business dinner today that was outstanding in every way. The drinks, wine, seafood and desserts were all prepared and served the way you would expect in a restaurant rated in the top 5 in Charlotte. I will be back again soon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with a good friend for dinner and had one of the best dining experienced I've ever had. The atmosphere is soothing and upscale. I enjoyed the soft mood lighting. Started off with a tequila cocktail that was delicious and followed up with the duck breast served with sweet potato purée and golden beats--YUM! The flavors were splendidly adventurous.... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great service, great food. My companion felt this was the beat meal she had ever had. Server was simply great

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

By far the best scallops that I've ever had. The preparation was fabulous. The first time I've ever liked brussels sprouts was at Carpe Diem last night when I had them as a buttery roasted side. The mocha pie? Don't leave Charlotte without trying it. The combination of mascarpone, chocolate and coffee sauce made it memorable. I'd go back to... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After a long day's drive, we cleaned up, dressed up and enjoyed outstanding service, a fine meal, good wine in a quiet, relaxing, attractive room. Perfect!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went during Queens feast so we got a deal and a great meal. Service was excellent and food was very good . My husband and I chose different dishes so we could share. I had the salmon and he had skirt steak both were great. Bread pudding for dessert was worth the calories.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Recently went to Carpe Diem during Restaurant Week; what a fabulous meal and top notch service. The Kale Caesar salad was very good and a large portion, easily a meal by itself. After reading the rave reviews about the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, I selected it as my entree. Wow, the best fried chicken ever; the skin was very crispy, chicken... More

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Pataskala, Ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant. It has a lot of architectural details throughout the building. The menu uses a wide variety of tastes from southern cuisine to Mediterranean. Most of the choices had a unique combination of flavors. I had the goat cheese salad and added shrimp for my entree. The warm goat cheese was amazing, the greens were a... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I were in Charlotte over the weekend for a business trip. On Saturday evening, we were looking for a place to have dinner and being the TripAdvisor junkie that I am, I started pursuing the best places to go and looked intently at every top option. We decided to try Carpe Diem based on the outstanding reviews... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am a foodie and have been all over the world. I will travel just to try a restaurant. I can honestly say that this was one of the best meals I have ever had. This was a very special occasion, so I was looking for just the right place. And it exceeded my expectations. We ordered the grilled vegetable... More

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