Carpe Vino (21+ Establishment)
Perfect Mothers Day!We usually avoid an event day like Mothers day or Super Bowl to go out and deal with the crowds. We took a chance on the Carpe Vino as we had heard gereat things, they had a nice menu planned and we wanted to be pampered. the food, service and experience were fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant and we plan to back again soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food perfectly prepared.Excellent food perfectly prepared. Paul provided outstanding service
and attention to detail. He made the perfect wine suggestion for our meal.
I would definitely recommend for any foodie or couple wanting to spend
a romantic evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Great ServiceHighly recommend to wine lovers and foodies. Very pricy, so not for anyone on a tight budget. Had a nice romantic dinner for two, shared the Filet Mignon, used a $75.00 gift card, and spent another $75.00 so we could split a 5 course meal. Cheese Plate big enough for three people, soup, salad, filet and dessert. Great for special occasions. Service was excellent. The best bargain is to buy a bottle of wine (at retail price, with only a $5.00 service fee added).5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCaveat emptorFirst and foremost, this is a retail wine shop, so watch out for the $5.00 upcharge if you order a bottle of wine, even off the menu. Food and service were great.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always dinner was excellent!!!!As always dinner was excellent!!!! We had the french prix meal which enabled us to try different foods which was exciting and delicious!! Our server Paul is the best server ever!! Wine nor water glass remained full and my husband who is a very slow eater never felt rushed!!! Highly recommend!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best dining in the SacramentoThe best dining in the Sacramento area hand down!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie HeavenNo matter what theme they are featuring, the food is always adventurous and superb.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only reason I didn't giveThe only reason I didn't give the food five stars, which I usually do, is because this one time my lamb was tough. The fava beans it was served on were delicious though. Carpe Vino is our favorite restaurant in the entire Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn area with consistently great food normally. We always do the monthly themed dinners with a group of our friends and it is a lovely evening and I never hesitate to recommend CV to anyone.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb food and wonderfulsuperb food and wonderful service and ambiance, as usual, at Carpe Vino--what a gem!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAuburn's Best!Carpe Vino is our "go to" restaurant when we want fine dining close to home. The menu varies and always has interesting, delicious items. The service is excellent. The wine selection cannot be beat - anywhere.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEric is amazing. Food incredible.Eric is amazing. Food incredible. Best restaurant between SF and Tahoe!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service! EvenOutstanding service! Even got to meet the owner who greeted us at our table"4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary at Carpe Vino. They had a $49 four-course dinner special which my husband enjoyed. I had two items off the special menu - everything was good. The mussels in a coconut citrus broth were xlnt. The Moroccan chicken also very good. The dessert was delightful as well. The food is always consistently good to excellent and if you are on their e-mail list, you will get info on their fixed price dinners that roll around fairly often. Drew was on hand talking to folks as they were winding up their meals - always a nice touch to talk to the owner.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was 'Citrus Serenade' prix-fixeIt was 'Citrus Serenade' prix-fixe dinner at Carpe Vino and what a special treat it was! From the sashimi of halibut, to the carrot tangelo soup (I could eat this all day), the salmon with blood orange, and the splendid desserts.......Well, I could go on and on.
As I have always stated in my reviews of Carpe Vino, they simply are the best! With Chef Alexander, I am always amazed with his culinary craft and creativity. The staff (kudos to Ada) is always attentive and knowledgable. And let's not forget the wines....Jay Johnstone came by our table and turned us onto a great Elyse Zinfandel, and so we purchased 6 bottles!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is wonderful andThe food is wonderful and the service is exceptional! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and wineOver the course of the past couple years we have attended most of Carpe Vino's prix-fixe special dinners. They have been consistently outstanding. We think Chef Eric Alexander is one of the best, most inventive chefs in the region (including the Bay Area). He must have a great sense of humor to turn out such impressive dishes while working in such a tiny space! The dishes are inventive, creative, thoughtful and entertaining.
Service is attentive and knowledgeable. The staff is ready to discuss the different wines, and will make recommendations without being pushy. Sometimes it has been quite dark at our table, they seem to take their "mood lighting" a little too seriously.
We remain consistently "wowed" by meals at Carpe Vino.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinite must for foothill foodiesI ordered the four course meal, and every course was delicious. Each dish was perfectly prepared with wonderfully fresh ingredients, and included a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. On par with San Francisco and Napa restaurants.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all aroundI've been here two other times for wine and appetizers and had good experiences, but hadn't had a full meal before. During this last visit, we started with wine at the bar and them moved into the restaurant. We ordered the pork trotters, ahi tuna, mussels, and lamb shank. Split everything down the middle (too good not to share). Plus, the flourless chocolate torte for dessert. All were awesome. Service was great - very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent, I can onlyAlways excellent, I can only hope not too many people use up all the reservations so I can still in
The food is always prepared in a visually pleasing, mouth watering manner. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable I love coming here3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyOne of my favorite places ! Fabulous wine club, amazing food and attentive service from Paul. What more can a girl ask for!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb as ever, great foodSuperb as ever, great food and great service make a perfect match!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place and the serviceLove this place and the service is always awesome!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMChef is exceptionalThe Chef does an outstanding creative job on his starters, soups, entrees, etc. All is excellent. And Paul is a most efficient waiter, and is friendly and professional at the same time. The gnocchi was "to die for." We are hoping that Chef Alexander will keep this on his menu. Our favorite restaurant, by far!2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of Our List for DiningAwesome chef Alexander and waiter Paul. We have always enjoyed our meals here and Paul, our waiter. He is very knowledgeable about the wines and selects a good one for us to enjoy with our meal. We really enjoy the mussels as a starter and get them each time when there is not a prix fixe menu. We will return soon!1/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional restaurant. AlwaysExceptional restaurant. Always excellent food and service. Chef Alexander is so creative in his preparations, and we are never disappointed in our meals. Paul, our favorite waiter, does a fantastic job in taking care of us and recommending a great wine to enjoy with our dinner. Our favorite restaurant!11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM