Carpe Diem Wine Bar
Great hospitality and foodDinner here during the week was just perfect... in between reservations at some big name places (French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood), we wanted something simpler. Carpe Diem was perfect - good food, great hospitality, and attentive service. Stephanie was bubbly and lovely, the perfect hostess who made us feel very welcome. The food was very good - truffle fries and cheese and charcuterie (the salmon rillettes was amazing). The mushroom flatbread with duck egg was also great. Nice wine list with good representation of local wines. We left sated and happy.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCarpe Diem epitomizes NapaFollowing in the footsteps of many reviewers, my husband and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at Carpe Diem during our visit to Napa. Although mid-week, the restaurant was full. We were interested in trying wines by the glass to experiece as many local wines as possible. Our server recommend wines to accompany each of the courses we chose. They coordinated well with the delicious meal. I enjoyed the local flavour the chef added to each creation; a hint of licorice with the lamb tenderloin and Isreali couscous was very refreshing. The tables in the restaurant are quite close together (very Italian) and we enjoyed an impromptu conversation with another couple seated next to us but were still able to have a private meal. Kudos!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food, First Class ServiceWhat a fantastic gem of a place. Kitchen is clearly managed by a highly competent and creative Chef and front of house run as equally impressive. No complaints. Highly recommend whilst in Downtown Napa.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place !!!I will go again for dinner, for a snack & for a good glass of wine.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood ChoiceI found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a go. We weren't disappointed. The meals we chose were delicious and I read recently that if you'd order the same item again, then it was a memorable evening. We both said that we would! I enjoyed a flight of white wine, which was fun. I would both go again and recommend to friends.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe seem to come here for ourWe seem to come here for our special occasions, but really, it's great for all occasions or a Tuesday night out (which we did during the 14-hour days of harvest last year)! Wine list is thoughtful, food is delicious, and the servers are warm and friendly. The bar (beer & wine only) is smallish but well done. Flatbreads and salads are delicious! Menu is seasonal. Highly recommend!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had ostrich before,Never had ostrich before, yet the burger was delicious. We had to wait upon arrival for our reservation and the hostess made us comfortable and gave us a glass of sparkling wine. Seems a fun place especially for groups.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwewsome atmospherFrom the moment we walked in, service was personal and top notch! We had the Big Board (meats and cheeses) and it was terrific.. Great wine flights too! Definitely would go back!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent eveningEven though they couldn't seat is within 15 minutes of our reservation time, we had a great time. The foot and service were excellent!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for casual diningThis is a really nice way to end a day of tasting wine. Food is wonderful and the staff are attentive.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMALWAYS GREAT!!!The thing you can always count on at Carpe Diem is the warm welcome and great service from workers that you can tell like thier jobs! Food is consistently good. I believer they have BEST french fries in the world!!!! Love that it's a mix of locals and visitors (we are locals).5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA typical Napa wine bar withA typical Napa wine bar with an excellent selections of the grape. But the big surprise is that the food is exceptional. A hidden treasure. Everything from the nibbles to the generous main courses will pleasantly surprise. The wild mushroom flatbread and their signature ostrich burger are simply amazing. The service is friendly and helpful. A bargain treat that will have you planning your next visit.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our best dining experienceIt was our best dining experience in Napa. Fabulous!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food here. Loved theGreat food here. Loved the cous cous salad. The short rib pasta was also good. The homemade twix bar dessert was to die for. Would love to try other things on their menu.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a blast! Great food,We had a blast! Great food, great lively atmosphere. They accomdated my gluten-free needs!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOriginal menu, try the choppedOriginal menu, try the chopped salad, and the mushroom thin crust pizza. Very lively place with great help, they make the dining special with all the attention you receive.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat energetic local spotGreat energetic local spot with engaged, attentive staff. I highly recommend the lamb parpadalle.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Gem!We were greeted warmly and seated on time by the hostess. Our server Kimberly was excellent. She made several great recommendations. The food was perfectly executed and absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back soon!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Evening!We enjoyed our evening at Carpe Diem! The Ostrich burger, truffle fries, Maui Wowie flatbread pizza (we wanted another one, but they ran out) and the lettuce cups were all outstanding! It was a great way to end our visit to Napa!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good for sharingGreat food, good for sharing with a group with typical Napa prices4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMa great place for wine loversThe service we got was exceptional. we choose a bottle of wine (for 80$) and soon after they found they are out of it. the offer was - take another one that cost 20$ more for the price of the first one. could you say no ???
the wine was outstanding. the food pair so wonderful. a great place for wine lovers.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great atmosphereExcellent food and great atmosphere. Service was very friendly. Only criticism is with the server's suggestion of the ostrich burger as their signature item and "must have". It tasted like a moist hamburger. Not bad, but not worth the price or hype. I would have rather tried one of the other items on the menu as my wife's short-ribs were outstanding and I am sure some of the other items would have been also.
The Beerimisu was AWESOME!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent formal; great service;Excellent formal; great service; informal atmosphere. Who would have guessed that an ostrich burger would taste so good?4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place in downtown Napa.Fun place in downtown Napa. Great atmosphere and tapas!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner menu had a niceThe dinner menu had a nice selection of hearty fare, along with a nice wine list. We had the barrata appetizer (tasty, the mozzarella was lovely, the bread a little too chewy), two salads (underwhelming/forgettable) and an ostrich burger (delicious, interesting flavo, lovely truffle french fries on the side). Service was pleasant and efficient and the location is quite nice. The biggest weakness in the menu is the lack of vegetarian options or vegetable-heavy starters or sides.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED.. can't say enough aboutLOVED.. can't say enough about the food, staff & restaurant. Excellent!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, service and prices!Great food and service! This place is a bit more trendy than most restaurants in Napa. Must try the truffle fries and chopped salad, Also, can be reasonably inexpensive since entrees and appetizers or a shared/tapas format!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHome made Shortbread TwixHome made Shortbread Twix Bars with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.... Oh, my!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, and IFood was excellent, and I guess being a Napa restaurant, wine list should be as expected but the wine we tried and was recommended was exellent3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI always love going back toI always love going back to Carpe Diem...comfortable, welcoming place.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat small plates for sharing,Great small plates for sharing, and excellent beer list including on tap. Service is also friendly and attentive.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely helpful and friendlyExtremely helpful and friendly service, lively happy place, mixed reviews on the food at our table, but any restaurant that smells of truffles as you enter has my vote!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM