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Carpe Diem offers a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience in the heart of downtown Napa. Our enthusiastic staff and lively atmosphere bring uniqueness to the table. An ever-changing wine list and family share-plate style menu elevates the dining experience from a mechanical process to a convivial experience. As an innovative restaurant, we modify our menu on the last Friday of every month. Executive Chef Scott Kendall creates original dishes that our guests would not anticipate. Their most enjoyed plates include the ostrich burger with cranberry coriander compote, creamy brie and truffle fries or the housemade burrata which is mozzarella heaven served with cabernet sea salt, basil crystals…
$10 - $25
Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
We went for the happy hour food and drink specials and were happily surprised to be served a wonderful salad and flatbread meal sufficient for two of us. The happy hour drink specials were also very good, not a weak or reduced version of the...More
We made reservations and there was a short wait, so we had a drink at the bar. Our server was excellent so we decided to stay seated in the bar area. He provided recommendations and we shared a few appetizers. The food is great and...More
We stopped in without a reservation after arriving in Napa earlier than planned and without dinner plans. They were able to seat us right away. We got truffle popcorn and the steak tartare to start and to be honest I wasn't the biggest fan of...More
I read a TA review previously claiming Carpe Diem was a wine bar and not known for its food. I throw the BS flag and say they clearly didn’t order what we had or received the service that we did! The Korean Tacos were excellent...More
There's a lot of places for wine in Napa, so when you want to eat dinner, you want good food to pair with the wine. Carpe diem had limited choices on its menu. My group shared apps and ordered entrees. We ordered pork tacos, mushroom...More
The food was great Halibut, harissa fries (too many!) steak, creamed sweet corn soup with basil oil - could go on!
The highlight was the host who was so knowledgeable about his wines, helpful and enthusiastic without being poncy.
We visited at 7pm on a Sunday night and there we only 2 other diners when we arrived. We ordered wine while we perused the menu. The service was extremely slow, other diners that arrived after us had their wine served before us. The place...More
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
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 your party, to assure we can accommodate you accordingly.
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
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 your diet. Don't miss the truffle fries--heavenly!
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