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Carpe Diem by Cafe de France

3.9
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Owned by a chef, Carpe Diem by Caf� de France is a restaurant that serves French cuisine. The restaurant offers good service, rich wines, and upscale dining. Carpe Diem by Caf� de France has a traditional look and a modern flair. Fresh, organic ingredients are used to prepare the food served at the restaurant. Carpe Diem by Caf� de France has an intimate ambiance and features a full bar where a variety of drinks are served.

The quinoa salad is a good way to start the dining experience at the restaurant. Notable main dishes on the menu include the lobster ravioli and the duck with broccoli. The chocolate fondant and the cr�me brulee are good desserts to have at Carpe Diem by Caf� de France.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Continental, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 4:30pm Dinner: Mon - Sun 4:30 - 11:00 pm
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Phone number
(561) 455-2140
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What 119 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9
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3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
5.0
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDorisA (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2014

Was surprised to find a prix fix menu which gave value and variety. Servers were not top drawers, but still an enjoyable experience and very good food.

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vipzimzim (Portland)
5.0
Dined on February 1, 2014

Surprisingly good French influenced restaurant. Excellent presentation and attentive service. Menu is somewhat eclectic, including pasta dishes and mediterranean-influenced dishes, but the highlight is more traditional french, including lamb shank, bouillabaisse, duck a l'orange,many preparations of fresh fish. The wine list was decent, large number of wines available by the glass, and reasonable mid-range wines from many places. The atmosphere is very unpretentious and comfortable. Waitstaff generally knowledgeable and helpful regarding the menu. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food and service. This was the second time in a week we went there ( visiting from Massachusetts) which says a lot about our satisfaction with it!

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vipmkatg19 (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on January 31, 2014

We had a great table right on the sidewalk. We could hear the live music from around the corner. Great way to start the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2014

Service and food met or exceeded expectations. Great ambiance and location.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2013

They don't honor reservations in any timely manner. We waited forever. When we sat down they took forever to come over to take our order. After more delays they brought our main dish having forgotten to serve our appetizers. After a totally unprofessional response from the management I was so infuriated that we just walked out. The biggest disaster of out trip to Delray Beach. I will never go there again.

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vipglenn (Miami)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2013

Granted it was New Year's Eve. But first the help
Gave us 2 little hors doerves for 4 people and acted
Like that was normal. So it could have been
One worker. Appetizers and main meal were fine
Champagne was nice. The menu said French cheeses
Followed by pastries. We got crème brûlée
Which was fine then the check came. So I noted
No cheese to waitress and we got 4 little things.
Don't think muenster is French. Or pepper jack

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Drea (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2013

I liked the food a lot. The menu has a mix of classic and more creative items, and the kitchen prepared our dishes well. The waiters and bussers, however, were some of the clumsiest I've ever seen. They did not seem to understand that jostling/disturbing diners or stacking up plates in front of diners while clearing a table is bad service. The restaurant scene in Delray is sophisticated. These service errors at Carpe Diem seemed out of place.

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CommonSewer (Miami)
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2013

If you like to be seated outdoors and entertained by pedestrians and traffic, this is the place for you. You can munch on a menu reduced of everything but price. As to service; we waited 10 long minutes without as much as a glass of wine, but once the all too pretentious maitre 'D assigned a waitress, I found the servers attentive. If you find yourself walking down Atlantic Avenue, in the evening and are hungry.....keep walking.

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Joel (Miami)
4.0
Dined on December 26, 2013

Price fixed menu is good value as it includes appetizer, entree, and dessert. Very good French bread and olive spread. Outdoor tables have nice view of Delray street scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2013

We sat inside at first but there was an awful smell and the table was so dark u couldn't even read the menu. Fortunately they were able to move us outside which was fine. Our waitress was very nice and the service was good. The food was awful! Crab cake was dry and certainly not lump. The mussels were ok. Portion was very small. My husband had the lamb shank, just ok. I would not go back. I guess that's why they had lastinute reservations available on Christmas Day.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Continental, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 4:30pm Dinner: Mon - Sun 4:30 - 11:00 pm
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Cross street
SE 1st Avenue
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(561) 455-2140
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Additional
Counter Seating, Late Night, Outdoor dining