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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
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Ranked #4 of 2,457 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Elizabeth
Cross street: Travis Avenue
Transit: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
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.
Reviewed July 11, 2012

There are a lot of great restaurants in Charlotte -- but this one is at the top of my list! Menu is varied and interesting. Service is impeccable. Excellent wine choices. Love the atmosphere...lively but not overwhelming. I love the fact that patrons dress appropriately...you won't see "muscle T-shirts" or super casual attire. Makes for a very pleasant dining experience.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

My husband and I have been rating fried chicken as we travel around the south. We both believed that Magnolia's in Charleston had the best fried chicken...until we went to Carpe Diem in Charlotte. The chicken was amazing with its peppery gravy and wonderful Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Great service, wonderful wine list, great atmosphere. Pricing is not bad either. A must.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Had dinner here for a friend's birthday. The ambience and service were really great. While the food was interesting and well-prepared, the portions for the fish and seafood entrees were meager.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Carpe Diem is a Charlotte gem. The restaurant is beautiful. The service staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is deliciously simple and fairly priced. It is wonderful for a date night, and can easily transition to a great place for a business meeting or birthday gathering. I wouldn't recommend it for young children, but the menu is easily translatable for children used to dining in a restaurant. We love this restaurant because of the diverse clientele and the delicious food offerings. "Seize the reservation" and get to Carpe Diem!

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

A meal at Carpe Diem is always a treat. Menu is always tasty with some inventive twists on classic dishes. The setting is lovely, sleek without being sterile. The service is always welcoming and on the mark without being overbearing. A great place for special dinners or just a treat on a Tuesday night. We love this place.

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