If you know anything about
If you know anything about Atlantic Ave restaurants you know they can be pricey, this was not at all! The food was more modern than French, which was ok by us! I had coconut shrimp and crabcake with a side of broccoli and risotto. This meal was ok....the shrimp was great, crabcake left a lot to be desired...but this girl is from the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland so it has to be a good crabcake to impress me, broccoli was perfect, risotto was over cooked and dry. My boyfriend had the salmon with scalloped potatoes....he said it was very good. We each had a glass of wine and I think the bill was $64.00. I also like the fact that they put the calorie count on the menu as well.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
we always like carpe diem.
we always like carpe diem. We both had the duck which was great, potatoes just ok, broccoli very good. profiteroles were also great.
they give you a good glass of wine, instead of a tiny glass.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, as always
Food was great, as always - but allow plenty of time to dine, since it takes quite a while to get it. But if you're sitting outside with a bottle of wine and some great bread the time goes quickly.
3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great service.
Good food and great service. A fun place to dine. Tight space and noisy, but enjoyable.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had another excellent meal
We had another excellent meal at this wonderful restaurant! Nice atmosphere, great service & awesome food from start to finish!! The duck was excellent as were the coconut shrimp! We will be back for sure!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
On their $30 deal, a lot fewer
On their $30 deal, a lot fewer entrees are included, the rest have a up charge. I ordered the rack of lamb for $38. I ordered it medium but it came well done. The taste was also just ok. The salad and dessert choices were excellent.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. They
The food was excellent. They make the best risotto in Delray Beach. However, I ordered a salad prior to my risotto and the waiter never told the kitchen, so I waited 28 minutes and when it still was not there I asked about it. Apparently the waiter forgot. It occurs to me that we ordered several things and, if he had written it down, he might have remembered - he tried to do it from memory. However, they did bring me the ordered salad "on the house" shortly before the entrees arrived. The wait time was not excessive for the entrees - just the lack of salad was not good.
I will definitely go back.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
a nice quiet place with good food.
came down from nyc to celebrate my mother in laws 92 birthday. picked this place largely because it had creme brulle, her favorite desert. we were pleasantly surprised.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good People Watching
Nice ambiance, especially if you dine outdoors and can give the passing scene the attention it deserves when Delray Beach is just throbbing on a Saturday night.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Ambience & Food
This was the perfect restaurant for a nice, quiet date night with a romantic atmosphere. We sat inside where it was more quiet but we did note that it would be a great place to bring friends & sit outside with a view of Atlantic Ave.The ambience was so perfect. The royal looking chairs & sofas were such a nice touch. The food was amazing. The mojitos were delicious. The service was fantastic. We will definitely go back!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food as always
We frequently enjoy eating at this restaurant. The risotto is really good, and the options of a skewers is nice, although the risotto with filet chunks (on the menu previously) was better. The desserts are always terrific, but we did not have one because on this evening the service was not up to par and our server was missing for so long that we got tired of sitting and just asked for the check rather than hang around any longer. However, we will be back - hopefully there will be either enough servers or we will have one who watches her tables more closely.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd time at Carpe Diem. We went with friends who were never there before. They loved the food as much as we did and will also return. Our waiter ( I think his name was Jorge ) helped make it a pleasant evening. Thanks, Elaine
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food great bread
The food was great but the service will make you think you are in France!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best risotto on the Ave
This is what we go for. You can't get better risotto anywhere in Delray. The rest of the menu is good, but the risotto dishes are terrific. Go for that!
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for lunch, still too
Went for lunch, still too hot for outdoor dining - but look forward to cooler weather and enjoying the ambience of the outdoor area. Inside is small, but it was quiet, with attentive service, so we enjoyed!
Food was wonderful, had mussels, which were plump, so plump I sent a picture to a friend - we had recently shared some emaciated mussels at another resturant. Presentation was so nice we asked out waiter what the other table was having - it all looked so appetizing.
Plan to return soon.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE. GREAT SERVICE AND QUIET ATMORSPHERE. IMPORTANT TO US SINCE MY HUSBAND WEARS 2 HEARING AIDS.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Carpe Diem/Cafe
We've been to Carpe Diem/Cafe de France a number of times and have always enjoyed our experience and this time was no different. Started with the shrimp skewer appetizer, done nicely with tasty accompliments. The other couple had Escargot. I had the Duck which was very tasty, moist and not fatty. My wife had the Salmon and the other couple both had Bouillabaisse which they all enjoyed. We had a Amazon Local voucher which included Mojitos that I thought was very good and finished with an excellent Chocolate Fondant. It was a slow night and our service was attentive but we've have always received good service.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Wine was
Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Service at table was excellent. Issue was that it took a very long time to get any food. By the time we got our entrees were weren't very hungry because it had taken so long. We arrived at 7:25pm and got no food, except bread, till after 8:00pm. We arrived hungry and ended up eating bread to feel better and that spoiled the dinner. We have been here before with the same issue. I am not sure we will eat here again because of the delay.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A truly exceptional restaurant
A truly exceptional restaurant in the downtown Delray Beach area. Wait staff very helpful in making entree selections. Wine list adequate. Would highly recommend this restaurant for people who want delicious tastes and foods. Skewered chicken and shrimp were exceptional.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third visit and we are still pleased. The Coquille San Jacques (sp?) is outstanding. My lamb chops and risotto were cooked to perfection. My husband's skirt steak was a little tougher than last time. Cosmos were great.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit,
This was my second visit, and once again - a delightful experience. Duck anf Rack of Lamb were both excellent.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carpe Diem An Unknow
1st time at this restaurant. Everything was very good. We will be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and our meal were outstanding. We ordered the veal and the chicken cordon bleu and both were fantastic.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious and healthy
I can't believe their calorie counts are real. But it feels like you're eating healthy and even better, it's delicious. Beautiful presentation. Great menu. Will definitely come back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM