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Carpe Diem Restaurant

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Elizabeth)
(704) 377-7976
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Ranked #4 of 1,949 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
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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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
71 helpful votes 71 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Carpe Diem is at the top of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte and deserves the rating it has if not higher in my humble opinion. It is my wife's favorite over many top restaurants in the Charlotte area and one of mine as well for it's consistency in excellent food, atmosphere, service...etc. Try it yourself and see what you have... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Title states all...nothing exceptional or excellent. The food, cheese plate was the appetizer, mediocre. I enjoyed the salmon with spinach, friend enjoyed the duck and other friend enjoyed the chicken. The staff were just "okay", like the food, not exceptional or excellent. Oh, and LOUD, due to the small size and acoustics of the building, we were struggling to hear... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

An elegant, romantic setting for some fried chicken on mashed potatoes and a side of collard greens. Delicious! Good wine list, too. Attentive, friendly staff. Beautiful art deco theme interior with great soft lighting to make me look younger (thank you!). Easy parking close by.

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Dothan, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restauraunt was wonderful! We went on a two night trip to Charlotte and loved everything about it. Some of the menu items were a little foreign to us, but our waitress explained everything from the beers they had on tap to the exotic sauces. On top of the great service, the food was amazing. The only down side was... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had dinner last night at CD and it was great. Great food great service and a very cool part of CLT. Consider it when thinking about dinner...

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