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“Good pricy food, but terrible service”
Review of Carpe Diem - CLOSED

Carpe Diem
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good pricy food, but terrible service”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had dinner at Carpe Diem with 6 ladies. The ambiance, decor and seating is great, no doubt about it. The food is very pricy, but the grouper was big, with a great taste and the side orders tasted very good as well (although it was a bit cold because it stood next to our table for a while before the brought the rest of the meals).
The bad thing about this place are the waiters and service. The sort of service where they come to your table to take your orders, but forget to ask everybody... Twice! And the sort of service where they don't come to your table to ask if everything is okay and you have to walk to the bar to ask if someone can come your table for another order while you already waited and signed for half an hour... Too bad for a place like this! You pay a lot for the food and there's enough staff to handle all the guests. Hopefully they will teach the staff some serviceness, because it has potential!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Pleuni
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sea Bright, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is probably one of the most unusual interiors of a restaurant I have ever seen. It is beautiful with unusual furniture, lighting and even swings. It is located right on the harbor with open air seating. We were there for lunch and no cruise ships were in town, so we were literally the only people there. Our service was good and the lunch was lovely. Our only complaint was apparently they had run out of bloody mary mix, but we found the island to be out of a lot of stuff everywhere. It is worth stopping by to take a look.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Adrienne W
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

If I could rate this place with zeros I would. The service is non existent. A shame because the decor and location is great. The menu was dog eared and had little choice except lobster. Poor!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Fiona B
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Long Beach, New York, United States
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Better Places to Dine”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Spent over $ 136.00 for chewy, overcooked lobster in both dinner selections. Presentation was beautiful but not the main course. Caesar salad was bland. Wine was uneventful and waitress service was extremely poor.
View was to die for and the décor wonderful and inviting. Can't eat view and décor. Stay away.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Kenneth F
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The view was excellent, overlooking the harbor. The interior is almost Victorian but very nice. The staff was excellent with wonderful service. We found the food too salty for our taste.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Elaine P
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