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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
+1 707-224-0800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ostrich burger” (92 reviews)
“truffle fries” (44 reviews)
“house fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Good wine selection (of course) Very good charcuterie board Good service. Overall a good, not spectacular experience.

Thank JimBmore57
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for a few drinks after arriving in Napa. Great selection of local wines and friendly staff. They even gave us a 1/2 glass each of sparkling wine after discovering we were on our honeymoon. We didn’t stay for dinner but did snack...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I was in Napa for a few days ... every restaurant we visited was amazing, except for Carpe Diem. Perhaps it was an off night? The server was pleasant and cheerful, but the food execution was poor. We tried an ostrich burger (undercooked) and also...More

Thank dansmack
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Picked this place for dinner based on ratings and reviews. Ezekial, behind the bar, gave us excellent recommendations. Top honors go to the charcuterie plank with salami, prosciutto, and triple cream brie. Loved the New York Strip steak, and the pork tacos were amazing. Dessert,...More

1  Thank assessmenttraini2016
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We came in late after a concert and they were very attentive although they were very busy. We all loved the food too. Great place, we will be going back in the future :)

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Carpe Diem has an extensive offering of wines and a good selection of spirits. The appetizers and wine flights were very good and our meal was delicious. The restaurant was busy the entire time we were there so be sure to make a reservation.

Thank JYS109
Reviewed June 20, 2018

My husband and I were there for our wedding anniversary. We chose the restaurant for the review on the fried chicken and made a reservation. Free parking garage diagonal to restaurant. We were early, but they took us in. No waiting, but not crowded. After...More

Thank mrsdish
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Three friends and I ate at carpe diem while in Napa on vacation. We ordered some share plates - charcuterie board, flatbread, Rosario balls, Mac and cheese, and salad. Everything was delicious (so fresh!) and the service was really great! Would love to dine here...More

Thank MsVacay306
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

I dined at this restaurant because the phrase Carpe Diem has always been one of my favorites, and I was tempted to try the ostrich burger when I saw it on the menu. We'll, spare the ostrich. My burger (which is 90% ostrich and 10%...More

Thank David T
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Questions & Answers
June 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
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.
Tabetha D
June 25, 2015|
Response from Gina D | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
    (Brown Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-224-0800
  • E-mail
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 and grilled bread. The chefs also keep things fresh with the soup of the moment and chef's selection of tacos updated weekly with seasonal ingredients. Guests are invited to personalize the dishes "Carpe style" by adding an organic poached duck egg and crispy pancetta to any plate. Wines and beers are expressly selected to compliment the food, enhancing the culinary experience at Carpe Diem. Our team is constantly searching for new wines and beers that will pleasantly surprise both locals and visiting guests. Carpe Diem Brewing Co. is excited to share our beers exclusively at the restaurant with eight constantly rotating tap handles alongside other local craft brews. Some of our unique wines include Outcast, Rosalynd, and Keever. Our extensive wine list with over twenty wines by the glass entices our guests to sample something new and discover the perfect pairing with their meal.
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