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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: Romantic, Large groups
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 22, 2014

Carpe Diem is at the top of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte and deserves the rating it has if not higher in my humble opinion. It is my wife's favorite over many top restaurants in the Charlotte area and one of mine as well for it's consistency in excellent food, atmosphere, service...etc. Try it yourself and see what you have been missing, especially if you live in Charlotte, my wife and I did several years ago!

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Thank Willis H
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Title states all...nothing exceptional or excellent. The food, cheese plate was the appetizer, mediocre. I enjoyed the salmon with spinach, friend enjoyed the duck and other friend enjoyed the chicken. The staff were just "okay", like the food, not exceptional or excellent. Oh, and LOUD, due to the small size and acoustics of the building, we were struggling to hear and chat. We dined and drank 4 beers and 1 glass of wine...$180 NOT counting the 25% gratuity. Somewhat disappointed with our experience,

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2  Thank BlackberryCrumble
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

An elegant, romantic setting for some fried chicken on mashed potatoes and a side of collard greens. Delicious! Good wine list, too. Attentive, friendly staff. Beautiful art deco theme interior with great soft lighting to make me look younger (thank you!). Easy parking close by.

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Thank MCinAuckland
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restauraunt was wonderful! We went on a two night trip to Charlotte and loved everything about it. Some of the menu items were a little foreign to us, but our waitress explained everything from the beers they had on tap to the exotic sauces. On top of the great service, the food was amazing. The only down side was the price was a little high, but the food is worth it!

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Thank mrm0008
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner last night at CD and it was great. Great food great service and a very cool part of CLT. Consider it when thinking about dinner...

Thank TheFinanceProfessor
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