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“Terrific place”

Carpe Diem Wine Bar
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Ranked #20 of 283 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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“Terrific place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Loved the service, low key atmosphere and food. Try the tuna tartare appetizer.....awesome and the daily tacos.....excellent wine expert - Ryan helped us pick some great local wines - Poseidon and Taken

Visited April 2014
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Just Right for Late Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We arrived into Napa late and did not want a full dinner. So we stopped here and had a bottle of wine a some small plates. The cheese was terrific and the pork delicious. The desert was outstanding. We sat in the window at a tall table for two and watched the late night foot traffic wander by,

Visited March 2014
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new iberia, la
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Super service nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Dropped in here for a quick apetizer and were happy with the selection, we had flatbread pizza and loved it, would definitely go back if in the area

Visited April 2014
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Nashville, TN
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a group of 8 and were very pleased with service and quality. We had great assistance with wine choices and everyone enjoyed their mea. Flatbread was yummy, great attention to service. Thank you for a great experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Get the goat cheese dip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

This place was awesome especially the goat cheese dip! We had the flatbread and their specialty dessert is a must try. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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