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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers

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1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508 (Travis Avenue)
+1 704-377-7976
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Food is superb, staff is excellent, and you feel like you are the only people there,NO RUSH. Relax and expect to take about 2-3 hours, depending on size of party, to eat. This is where we go for special occasions and have never been disappointed. Also the prices are reasonable.

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Thank charles n
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you! This review makes our day. We hope that every one of our customers leaves with this perception. We can always speed up service if you are in a hurry too. More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited Carpe Diem during Queen's Feast Week (a week where participating restaurants offer either a 3 or 4 course dining experience at a set price per person, some include 1 cocktail). It was good from the rooter (appetizer) to the tooter (dessert). The food, the ambiance, and the service definitely set the ball in place for a second visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great restaurant if you want to be able to hear the person/people you are with; not overwhelmingly loud. Good choice of entree's and appetizers no matter what you like Well-prepared.

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Thank Ogi M
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Believe it or not, the acoustics in the lounge area are also surprisingly quiet. We have many customers who prefer the lounge because of this little secret. More 

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal Fried chicken is amazing ! Service was wonderful. Parking was convenient. Restaurant ambience was very nice.

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carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review. The fried chicken is one of our most popular items. Who can resist a shallot pepper gravy? More 

Charlotte NC
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

A very nice restaurant and fantastic food! We had an appetizer, main course and dessert which were all wonderful! I highly suggest you tried Carpe Diem, you won't be disappointed!

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carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us to know our customers perspective. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 27, 2016

A long-time favorite in Charlotte. This is THE place to enjoy a meal or appetizers before the show and a great place to celebrate an event or take your visitors from out of town. The selections are diverse, the food very nicely prepared and always beautifully presented!

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carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you had a good time and feel confident in bringing your out of town guests. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

After being in my list for a long time, finally I found some time over the weekend to try out Carpe Diem. Went there along with my Spouse & Daughter who is 3. I had a bit of apprehension about getting anything for my daughter since it was labeled as one of the most romantic restaurants in Charlotte. That being... More 

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Charlotte
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Always consistent and excellent -- wonderful flavors, varied menu, healthy choices and excellent drinks as well! Staff always friendly and professional -- Bonnie and her crew are our favorites!

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carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know. We celebrate our 27th anniversary next week. It is good to hear that our customers are still happy! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food was presented beautifully and it was delicious. Thanks for such good service. Best place we found and was recommended by several people. YUM!!!

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Thank Diane H
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed it! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Carpe Diem is one of those restaurants you can count of for quality of food and service. The food is fresh and creative. The service is attentative without being overbearing. It is one my go to restaurants for entertaining guests.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
    (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: +1 704-377-7976
Description
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 and extensive specials everyday. 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?