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Review of Carpe Diem Wine Bar

Carpe Diem Wine Bar
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Ranked #18 of 282 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brown Street
Description: 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.
Napa, California
2 reviews
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Napa. Absolutely love the food and have never been disappointed. Staff are wonderful too!

Visited January 2014
Thank Barbie J
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
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“Great food. Excellent atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from Jamie at The Inn on First. The food was all fantastic (the Ostrich burger is a must try). Will definitely return next time we're in Napa

Visited February 2014
Thank Ross B
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

What a great experience! Loved the atmosphere, service was quick and attentive and everything was delicious. Tartare was extremely memorable as well as the cream cheese ice cream. I look forward to returning soon

Thank KimberleyHoward
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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great happy hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

The happy hour worked great for us! $6 wine and great food options. The 'plain' salad was so yummy!! The tacos were small but full of flavor! The female bartenders were attentive and smiley.

Thank MET794
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Napa, Ca.
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had dinner here with friends last week. It was a bit noisy so it was little loud for conversation but the food was excellent. Our server suggested we order smaller plate so we could all have a taste of many items. Most dishes came in three's but they added a fourth item for our table. We started with the risotto balls which were crunchy and superb. Then we had the burrata cheese and it was excellent. Next were ono tacos which were so yummy. The mack and quack was very good but would probably not order it again since everything was much better in our opinion and the dish had very little quack in it. Our last dish was the ostrich burger (cut into fourth) and it was to die for. For desert we order the twix caramel ice cream treat...so good.
The service was excellent and we can't wait to go back. Certainly a gem in downtown Napa.

  • Visited January 2014
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