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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yum yum yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

After a lot of big American dinners it was good to have a lighter tasty dinner. We shared the tuna to start then a charcuterie to share for main then the deconstructed twix bar for pudding. It's not cheap but it is lovely. Good service and fab wine too.

Visited April 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious foods, predictably great wine pairings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Loved the lamb/couscous dish and the charcuterie was excellent. Great and knowledgeable staff, very prompt service.

Visited April 2014
Thank CMS2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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271 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Small intimate place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

I loved what I ordered. The Thai Curry Prawns were fresh and flavorful. My boyfriends dish on the other hand The Quack Cheese wasn't very good. The truffle fries were crispy and light not overly fried. I loved the big windows and the intimacy of the restaurant. The inside was dark and romantic and waitstaff on point.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Stephanie C
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great little place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

After a day touring and visiting wineries, we opted for a light dinner at Carpe Diem. It's small so reservations are recommended even during the week. Great options for flights for reds, whites, and champagne. Staff was friendly and fun. Food is good. The truffle fries are amazing! Not "gourmet" which suited us. I would go back!

Thank 2kwaldo
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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
Thank Marie Q
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