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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers

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1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 (Travis Avenue)
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cornelius, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an early reservation for 3 at 5 pm on a week night. The place was literally empty. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 x lamb chops and 1 X fillet mignon entrees. A bottle of red wine to go along. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Service was nice and cordial, but absent most of... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the house salad that had wonderful vegetables and macadamia nuts. The soup of the day was a cold potato soup which was nice and rich. The server was knowledgeable and friendly about the menu. We had fish with a mushroom risotto. 2 beef tenderloins with excellent kale and their famous fried chicken. I would say the chicken did... More 

Thank Steve P
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like that it serves different types of food that a lot of other places don't. Customer service was good too.

Thank muchkinlady N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Due to my job i eat out a lot in Charlotte. And I avoid Carpe Diem. I just haven't had an experience above average. Mostly around the food and choices. The menu doesn't appeal to me and I am not a picky or eclectic eater. I find the menu better suited to my wife or female eaters. Some places slant... More 

Thank supersyd7
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, fast and friendly service. Went with a group of coworkers and we enjoyed the entire experience. The wine list was the icing on the cake. Will definitely return.

Thank duncan603
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations about two weeks prior to our dinner date. I requested a nice table. I mentioned in our reservation online that it was our 35th Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived they knew exactly who we were and immediately escorted us to our table. The 2 person table was very romantic and secluded in a corner. It had Anniversary... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the food was good and pleasantly unique, the ambience and excellent service stood out even more.

Thank Docbclark
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is excellent. Service is very fast and friendly We had a large work group for dinner. They accommodated us very well. The wine list is good and everyone liked thief entrees. Very nice!

Thank Jetsempress67
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Carpe Diem since it was first located in the old Roy White's Florist building uptown, and it is one of our favorite restaurants! The wait staff is professional and the food is always well-prepared and delicious. This consistency is the mark of a good restaurant and one of the reasons Carpe Diem has been a... More 

Thank Sue H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been some time since I have been there, but I remember the food and the atmosphere being really good. It seems so packed all of the time, My wife and I have just not been back.

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, International, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
    (Travis Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 17043777976
Join us for Appy Hour and a Half. All appetizers are half price from 5:00PM-6:30PM Mon-Thurs in the bar. Tuesdays all house cocktails are 1/3 off all night. We also feature a half price bottle of wine selection on Monday and Tuesday nights. Carpe Diem is a fine dining restaurant and caterer located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood near downtown Charlotte. We have been open since 1989, but have moved twice due to downtown business developments. We are now in our third incarnation at 1535 Elizabeth Avenue. Our interiors are done in a beautiful art nouveau style. Mahogany doors, copper lighting that vines around the wood work, and marble floors are just a few details that will engage you in the surroundings. Our menu features long time favorites, like our hazelnut crusted goat cheese salad and buttermilk chicken with black pepper-shallot cream, but we offer a variety of specials to keep your palate interested. We have several vegetarian options on our menu and a daily vegetarian special. We strive to use local products from our hard working farm partners.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?