Carpe Diem Restaurant
GREAT restaurant - TERRIFIC foodMy husband and I are Carpe Diem fans -- here's why: Truly wonderful meals prepared by a chef who KNOWS what they are doing; a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and attentive, knowledgeable servers. You'll be equally thrilled with their seafood or meat options -- and their to-die-for side dishes are prepared with the same level of love as given to the star of your plate. Can't wait for the warmer months when they open those gorgeous, windowed-doors -- creating a wonderful indoor / outdoor bar and serving area. We've been returning to this restaurant throughout the 9 years we've lived in Charlotte. WELL DONE!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mothers' Day BrunchMy wife and I have been to Carpe Diem a couple times for dinner (love the butter milk fried chicken) and loved it...great food, romantic setting for date night, great service. So, we thought we'd give it a shot fot Mothers' Day brunch with our two kids. Once again the food was great - veggie omelette was amazing and the salmon was fantastic. The atmosphere and service made it a Mothers' Day brunch to remember.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchWe enjoyed our mothers' day brunch there immensely. Grilled grape salad and salmon were great, as was the vegetarian crepe.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed dinner hereReally enjoyed dinner here with my wife. Varied menu and decent wine list. Could have one more level up in wine by the glass. Server was witty and knowledgable. Good coverage by team on the floor.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Taste Buds Jumped Up and ClappedI can't say enough for the food at Carpe Diem. The best quality meats and vegetables--farm to table. The food was cooked to perfection with ingredients that made this a most memorable dining experience. The complexity of the tastes was awesome.
I don't remember having such excellent side dishes anywhere in Charlotte before. This was our first trip and won't be the last. We drove an hour to get here and it was sure worth it. We haven't stopped talking about the food since we went there 2 days ago. Incredibly great.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureWe have been here several times and we are never disappointed. This time we came early (6pm) because we were meeting out of town guests. The bar and restaurant were quiet but inviting. Our waitress (Laura?) was fabulous. I will come back again soon just to be able to sit and enjoy a drink in the bar.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceOutside of some loud parties nearby, had a great experience. The food is always outstanding and service never leaves me unhappy. This is the second year in a row we have celebrated our anniversary and could be back for a third.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy this restaurantWe always have a good time at Carpe Diem. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food excellent, the service efficient and friendly and we've been for romantic meals and meals with our grandchildren.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality food and staff A restaurantQuality food and staff A restaurant that has stood the test of time. Consistently excellent.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite PlaceWe love the originality of the menu. The wait staff are personable without being overbearing. The tables are not crowded so diners have privacy. We had filet mignon with broccolini and polenta frites. All were prepared to our taste and well presented. The arugula salad with melon, pistachio nuts, and prosciuto was really delicious - the dressing complimented the flavors and was not an afterthought. We shared a banana bread pudding for dessert and that really capped off the evening.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I foundMy girlfriend and I found Carpe Diem on the internet and we were thrilled to find a place with actual quality gluten-free and vegetarian options. My girlfriend got the veggie cous cous and I got the pork chop (that night's special). The food was incredible. Probably the best food we've ever had in Charlotte. We finished our meal with a flourless chocolate cake with blackberry icecream. It was a truly unique dessert that was perfectly sweet and satisfying. Overall, this restaurant is the best I have been to in Charlotte4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA sure betWe were very pleased with every course. The fried oyster salad was outstanding and almost a meal itself. We will definitely go back.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExemplaryExcellent experience. Fried chicken breast signature dish was the best we ever tasted. Service was prompt, professional and extremely friendly. It could not have been a better dining experience. Paige, the wait person is a real asset to the business.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCarpe Diem has, for the pastCarpe Diem has, for the past 18 years we've dined there, been the most consistently EXCELLENT restaurant in Charlotte. Indeed, one of the finest we've enjoyed in other cities.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fish special was outstanding.The fish special was outstanding. Entire group will return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, Lively, and ClassyMy husband and I have been going to this restaurant for years. We love the ambiance, often one of the owners is greeting people at the door, and the food is delicious. I love the way the chef creatively mixes flavors to surprise my palate. I often order the duck; It is always tender, moist, and perfectly cooked. The duck sits on top of something else, but that something else changes, so over the years I have enjoyed the changes made to my favorite entree. (Last time it was a swiss chard, cherry marsala demi-glace with sweet potato polenta cakes). My husband ALWAYS orders the fried chicken, which is like no other. It is one of their most popular menu items. I also highly recommend the goat cheese salad. -Our favorite restaurant in Charlotte!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Easter Brunch was a memorableOur Easter Brunch was a memorable event! The menu offered an original taste to many classic brunch offerings, as well as providing new and flavorful choices. All perfectly cooked. Quiet, civilized surroundings. Very nice!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Carpe Diem. It is myLove Carpe Diem. It is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Great food, great ambience and a perfect place to enjoy the company of friends and family over dinner. Perfect!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI read that this restaurantI read that this restaurant was awesome, but I was still surprised. The food was heavenly and the service amazing. I will definitely go back next time I am in the Charlotte area.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as always. I haveGreat, as always. I have dined here at least 10 times. I love the shrimp cous cous. Ask them to add the cremini mushrooms as well, no extra charge. Others at the table ordered the fried chicken, a classic and always great, as well as the roasted chicken and steak. All entrees were prepared with great care and tasted so good. We also like to start with the Mediterranean Meze Plate. Real nice app.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal at a favorite placeI have been going to Carpe Diem ever since its first incarnation nearly twenty years ago. Their menu is alway varied and interesting. My wife and I especially enjoy sitting at the bar or in the lounge to drink wine and ramble through the appetizer list. The restaurant is a favorite spot for meeting others and having a splendid meal. It is a fine place for special occasions or just a good night out. It is fine dining, but reasonably priced for what you get. The wait staff is very good and professional. The setting is lovely, the ambience lively but not loud.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fried chicken has it'sThe fried chicken has it's own FB page and I can see why. The Beef Carpaccio was the best I have ever had.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone in my business groupEveryone in my business group raved about the food, especially the Buttermilk chicken3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite CharlotteOne of my favorite Charlotte restaurants. Food is great but dessert is to die for!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService and Food were FANTASTIC!Service and Food were FANTASTIC! We had a short wait because we were kindly given the option of our table immediately, or a better table location in 10 minutes (which we opted for!). Service was seamless and courteous, and the food was wonderful! My husband had the scallops over risotto and I had the pork chop over polenta with cabbage....both were PERFECT!!! We hope to be back soon!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at this restaurantFirst time at this restaurant but we will be back. Great service; great food3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I enjoyed a recentMy wife and I enjoyed a recent dinner at Carpe Diem and would highly recommend it. The atmosphere was wonderfully quiet and intimate, while the food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the Hot Chocolate Cake for dessert. It is a great place for a date or special occasion.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy Carpe Diem andAlways enjoy Carpe Diem and have been a fan during all its moves over the years. knowing that our group of 6 had an early theater time, the wait staff ensured that we were served efficiently but not rushed.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM