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Carpe Diem Restaurant

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2501 (Elizabeth)
(704) 377-7976
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Ranked #6 of 1,985 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to Carpe Diem a few times before their move to Elizabeth. We tried it again tonight for our anniversary dinner. Big Mistake. While granted, it was a Monday night (I get that in the restaurant industry), the food was pretty much awful. Over-seasoned...overdone. Steak overcooked; Quail undecipherable in it's bed of black (white) rice and syrupy sweet... More 

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Max Meadows, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this restaurant during queens feast, which was a 3 course promotion for $30 a person for many restaurants in Charlotte. Both meals as a whole were very good. While we appreciate the use of local meat, it detracted from the meal. For the higher quality of restaurant, we were expecting more tender cuts. Would we... More 

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Rock Hill
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Took advantage of the special opportunity during restaurant week and made reservations. We had a wonderful experience from being greeted by the hostess, guided to the table and then served. You could not have asked for better or prompter service. The food was excellent - from the soup to the main dish and dessert. We opted for the hanger steak... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant had been a favorite for both my wife and I for many years throughout the 90s! We had visited only twice in the last ten years and found the experience both times to be neither special nor substandard but simply uninspiring. Our most recent visit was during restaurant week at the invitation of friends and was a top... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The night we met our friends with their kids I really wasn't feeling all that great. My appetite was way off so I won't speak about the food. Other than to say, they don't have what I would call a particularly kid friendly menu . What I really liked about the restaurant is that they don't overcrowd the tables in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Nice atmosphere, easy parking & delicious food. Service was warm and attentive; I'll be back to try another dish! Kevin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife I made our first visit and it was great. Celebrating our anniversary they seated us in a alcove for two, very romantic. Rebecca our server was very helpful with first timers and took excellent care of us. The food was wonderful. We had veal spareribs and the special Rib-eye. Food cooked perfectly. Will definitely return.

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Pooler, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great ambiance, very solicitous staff. Good wine list (not a huge connoisseur, can not really judge). Been only once and my husband ordered the same entrée, duck breast and we shared beef carpacio. The duck was great, the rice which came with it - too mushy for my taste, but my husband loved it. The carpacio was nice but I... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went for dinner with a large group from work and had a great dinner with equally great service. Out-of-the-ordinary menu choices and amazing desserts to share. Would definitely go again, so many interesting dishes to try.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Carpe Diem has great architecture and décor. Lots of windows throughout unlike what you would expect from a downtown location. Interior decor is a blend of modern with an update on old italian style. Parking is pretty good as well for a downtown location. Street parking right outside and a small lot just down the side street. The service was... 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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