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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 1,948 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

carpe diem remodeled this restaurant several years ago. the atmosphere and meal choices are a good representation of one of the better rated restaurants in charlotte. the local clientele and business visitors are looking for upscale drinks, dining, service and comfortable environment..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came late at night. There was plenty of space. The service was excellent along with the meal. I will be back again!

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Shelby, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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