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$10 - $25
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American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 30, 2022

The menu on the website is very out of date, which is a disappointment, as we hoped to have lamb -- my wife's favorite special-occasion dish -- but there was none on the menu at the restaurant. She ordered the salmon, which was very good...-- crunchy outside and moist inside. I ordered the duck, which was not as good. Although moderately flavorful, it contained spots that had been scorched and were thus sough. The meals were attractively presented, and service was good, but at these prices, there's no room for error.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2022

I went to Carpe Diem with some local friends and absolutely loved it! The service was top notch, staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, but most importantly the food was delicious! Good times, good food, good wine and good company. What more could one ask...for? I had the soy glazed quail and carpe bolognese and can't say enough about them. We were told that they have a new head chef and hopefully they keep him for a good long time because he's incredibly talented. Absolutely will return the next time I'm in Napa.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022

The first night at Carpe Diem we had reservations. We were seated on time, the food was great but the service and server were awful The second night at Carpe Diem we had reservations for 6. We arrived a few minutes early and were told...they did not have a table. But, wait we can get a table for 4 and put you around. When questioned as to why they accepted the reservation the host was incredibly rude to our party. It got so bad and they were so rude we left and found another restaurant that seated us without issue. Food was delicious. So, while the food is great, everything else is relatively unpleasant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Visiting from out town , I picked this restaurant based on the menu and on line reviews . We were very happy with the decision. From the appetizers to the wine list to the main course to dessert everything was top notch . Service was...excellent. Friendly, professional and interested in answering our questions. We asked for jalapeños to go with our steaks , they were unavailable in the kitchen so server went to a neighboring restaurant to get some for us . That is service ! We had steak and scallops, calamari, salad and dessert and all were very good .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

We had dinner on a Saturday night. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. We ordered the octopus salad, short ribs, and fresh fish of the day, which was sea bass when we were there. Everything was outstanding. We will definitely go...back next time we're in Napa.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Bartenders are off the charts and realy know what they are doing! Very friendly, open late which is really critical in Napa. May be the only place open after 10pm!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

The restaurant is nice, felt clean and cute. Service was a slow, drinks didn't arrive until we were done with our cocktails and my friend's salmon was completely raw, my husband ordered his lamb medium rare and it showed up medium to medium well. Maybe...it was an off night, But disappointing when spending that much on a meal. My meal was good, but overall not the best experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022

Great ambiance, good food, overall cool place for date night, couples’ night, or even family night. Wanted to try this place a few visits ago so this time I was determined to make it happen. The food is delish and offers a variety of different...cuisine. They have everything from pasta, burgers, steak, seafood….it’s endless and everyone is sure to find something they like. Our group had a few cocktails which were good, but we also brought a bottle of champagne, and the corkage is $20. Service was great. Forgot our servers name but he and his team were very attentive, granted it was super busy. Parking can be a challenge since it’s downtown, but it’s not the worst. Cool place with good drinks and food; I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Our family drove up from San Francisco and arrived in the afternoon. Since we couldn’t get into our room until four o’clock we opted for an early dinner. We felt fortunate to get into Carpe Diem. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Maggie was...an excellent waitress. We had short ribs and the chefs choice. Great dining experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Horrible hostess and management. We walked in looking for a table and the hostess said we have one give us a sec to set it up, so we sat to wait. Hostess walks back and says, someone sat at your table so looks like you...have to leave. I said, but you should kick them out because it’s our table right. She says, “it’s really first come, first serve.” And kicked us out. The most disrespectful experience I’ve had in Napa.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

We enjoyed this place and their outdoor seating was very warm and comfortable, with one open side for lots of fresh air. Our server, Rene, was attentive and fun to talk with. I ordered the Beet & Green Bean Salad and it was delicious (on...the small side, but that's what I wanted). My husband ordered the Pasta Bolognese and it was delicious (there was plenty and we both worked on it). We ordered a bottle of Trinchero "Mario's Vineyard" and it was so good, as expected. My husband ended dinner with a Cappuccino. All in all, a very good experience. We recommend and we will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022 via mobile

Good food nothing super special. Great service. But very loud environment. If you looking for a quiet intimate place this is not it.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

What a hidden little gem... Since COVID began, it seems that service at restaurants has suffered greatly... Not at Carpe Diem. The food came out quickly and tasted fantastic. The service was spectacular. We could not have enjoyed it more. Thank you for giving us...a great experience!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2021

Spontaneous trip to Napa, from curbside, Carpe Diem looked warm, inviting on a rainy weekday evening. Seated quickly, our orders taken and the food on the table faster than one might expect. I had scallops - almost nicely done, with one being quite under-cooked. Delicious...heirloom tomatoes salad. "Marys chicken", interesting flavors and very nicely cooked. Creme brulee ... this, not so good; a bit 'eggy' with a faint layer of sugar on top, resulting in a disappointing dessert. Nice after dinner coffee. Not sure we'll try to return.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

The food was outstanding! We ordered the octopus salad (the octopus was cooked perfectly), the roasted wild mushroom flatbread, the Ostrich Burger (this was amazing) and the truffle fries. The service was very good they got a little mixed up with our order but they...came through and we had a perfect dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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jobar_11
June 16, 2016|
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Response from carpediem10012015 | Property representative |
While we are kid and family-friendly and have booster seats and highchairs, we are a small restaurant with 70 seats. Some of the advice above rings true, if booking on OpenTable be sure to add a note that children will be in... More
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December 25, 2015|
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Response from carpediem10012015 | Property representative |
Our Chef is always happy to accommodate your dietary needs and restrictions, please always ask your server for specific ingredients before ordering.
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Response from GinaD-Brooklyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Obviously you'd avoid pastas and breads but they have eclectic (and delicious) menu which will satisfy everyone in your party. And do not hesitate to ask the chef and server--they will recommend foods that suit... More
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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5