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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 1,945 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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75 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bedford, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The entire atmosphere and taste experience is fabulous. I truly enjoyed my meal there. We called ahead and they were able to handle a crew of about 8 on pretty short notice. We had a great waitress who helped us order meals that met each of our needs. Their wine choices were good and all the wait staff helped our... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Carpe Diem is a beautiful restaurant on a quiet street quite close to Uptown Charlotte. The wait staff is attentive and the food is excellent. Ahi tuna appetizer makes a nice meal for a small appetite. Prices are as expected for a fine dining restaurant in a large city. Definitely fair considering the quality of the food. We'll definitely go... More

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Greer, South Carolina
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the restaurant for a family celebration. Waitress was excellent, Atmosphere was excellent, food was outstanding. I would highly recommend dining here.

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Alexandria VA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a business dinner with 9 of us. 2 days later the group is still raving about the meal! The atmosphere is wonderful, very warm and inviting. The staff was attentive and service top notch. One of the meals arrived late; it was a new item on the menu and when initially made was done incorrectly. My colleague said... More

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Greensboro, NC USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wonderful meal in attractive surroundings. Service was excellent. Food was just wonderfully fresh and well-prepared. Can't wait to go back!

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