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About Carpe Diem Wine Bar

Carpe Diem offers a sophisticated, yet, casual dining experience in the heart of downtown Napa. Our welcoming, enthusiastic staff and ever-changing menu bring uniqueness to the table. Our wines by the glass and family share-plate style menu will entice you to try a variety of items, such as our famous Ostrich burger, Housemade Burrata (Mozzarella Heaven) and Seasonal Flatbreads. Come “Seize the Day” at Carpe Diem Wine Bar. No matter your style, you’ll fall in love with our seasonal ingredients that we have searched near and far to find and our wine, beer and hand-crafted cocktail menu is sure to please any palate.

We are delighted to introduce our new cocktail lounge as an additional dining area. When making reservations, please note your preference for lounge or main dining room. Thank you and we look forward to serving you soon!

1001 second st
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10pm

Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Brown Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 224-0800

Website:
http://www.carpediemwinebar.com/

Catering:
Carpe Diem offers a wide range of catering options. From personal dinners at your home, to full blown 6 course food and wine pairings. We can cater for up to 150 ppl. Let us know what you are looking for and we will create for you a fabulous dining experience!

Parking Details:
There is a 3 story public parking garage kiddy corner the the restaurant, along with ample street parking.

Executive Chef:
Scott Kendall

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Winemaker Dinners: Please check our website for dates and menus for these incredible dinners!
www.carpediemwinebar.com

Carpe Diem Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious food. Mushroom flatbread with duck egg rich and indulgent. Ostrich burger outstanding. "Best thing I've eaten all year".
Little quiet on the night we ate. Will come back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The ostrich burger was amazing, and the truffle fries were a perfect addition.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 23, 2017

When service is poor, it really takes away from your restaurant experience. We were seated promptly, waited for menus, waited too long to order drinks, waited even longer for only one drink to come....they were out of the other. You can see where our evening was going, which took me by surprise as this restaurant had good ratings on TripAdvisor

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and great service. Honest recommendations on items of interest based upon what we were in the mood for.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We returned after a great experience several years ago. This visit was disappointing. Food flavor was mixed. Soup shooters were good as were the corn risotto balls. Fish tacos were bland and boring. Flatbread was just OK. Truffle fries were good. Homemade mozzarella was just OK. When bill arrived, charged double for tip, when pointed out, the server claimed it was right, then when challenged, said he couldn't make changes, was manager who assigned tip. Eventually was resolved, but only after challenging twice. Will definitely not return. So many other good options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have always loved the food here in the past. Everything we ordered this time was extremely bland. We ordered off the Happy Hour Menu and all 3 items were lacking flavor.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We were really excited to try Carpe Diem after the raving reviews, but the food was lacking in flavor and the service was underwhelming and slow. I would not recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

the shrimp and grits are absolutely delicious and "right", coming from a southern native. Their bartender is from NOLA and knows their southern drinks. Live it up.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

After looking at the ratings this place got, the pictures, and the menu we were so looking forward to appetizers for dinner. We got the popcorn that looked nothing like the pictures; the burrata with tomato/tapenade that was cold, super salty, yet tasteless; and the mushroom flatbread that was just Ok. Service was mediocre at best. Even though the waitress was nice and very friendly, it seems like she was waiting on many tables far away from where we were so we did not see here very often and was difficult to even get refills on water. The place looked nothing like the upscale photos on yelp. Very disappointing, I would not recommend at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fresh food and efficient service. The menu always changes so it's nice to stop in during a different season when they switch it up with what's fresh. We always get the burrata and each time they pair it with a different "topping" (this time it was heirloom tomatoes). The mushroom flatbread was great and our guys enjoyed the ostrich burger (I loved the fries that came with it). If we had room, I'm sure we would have ordered the Twix dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Corn soup shots and risotto balls were to-die-for. Our waitress was great, too. The only downside was the table location. Asked to be seated at another table, but told no. That table stayed vacant throughout our whole meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A locals favorite and always is delicious. Small bites are full of some much flavor. Highly recommended. Try the Buoncristiani Triad Blanc white wine blend on by the glass. Pairs extremely well with the menu!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Dissappointig. Food was sub par and service was slow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Casual and friendly atmosphere and attentive wait staff. Food was all good and timed to table well. Excellent hand crafted cocktails and of course the wine :-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I had vey high hopes for the restaurant based on the menu and reviews. My salad and appetizer were very good but my main course was disappointing. I ordered a mushroom flatbread and I added grilled chicken. The chicken had a very strange taste that ruined the dish. I don't know if it was free-range or some other type of chicken, and I don't know how it was prepared, but it was extremely unpalatable. One of my companions ordered pasta and added the chicken as well. He found the taste so unpleasant that he was unable to eat it, and they took it off the bill. I took the chicken off of the flatbread and ate a bit more of it, but I had lost my appetite for it by then. I should have sent it back as well. However, my other companions enjoyed their food and the place was very busy, so my advice would be to give it a try, just don't add chicken to anything you order!!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, good service and nice ambience! My brother said he had the best steak that he's ever had! All of the food (truffle fries and shrimp & grits especially) was great!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Really enjoyed Carpe Diem! Great food, great wine, and Kelly was a fantastic server. We shared a salad and a flatbread pizza and both were excellent. This place a was a great find on our Napa vacation and we would definitely return next time we visit.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food here is delicious! Didn't finish it all and had a great lunch the next day. We thought the service was a bit slow, tho nice servers. We wish there was more room between the tables as it was noisier than we would like. But we will go back as food wonderful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was very good, as was the service. Burrata cottage cheesy -- overcooked? Rest of the food done well. Interesting flat breads. Soup out of this world wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The restaurant is very noisy and the tables are super close together. The food and service was great though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Came here during my birthday trip to Napa. We had a great time and loved every dish we ordered. The server was very friendly and attentive. I would love to go back!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Our group of six enjoyed the truffle fries, ostrich burger, burrata, and shrimp and grits. Staff was fun and friendly! The food was all tasty and thoughtfully prepared. We enjoyed our time at Carpe Diem so much, I just had to buy their shirt!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Amazing food!! Will def go back. Service incredible. Don't miss!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The burrata is unbelievable! Great service, delicious food, and a comfortable atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Went here on a recent trip through town & was rather underwhelmed. I was looking for flavors to pop with the fresh produce available , but found otherwise. Ordered the peach salad & was excited about enjoying fresh, juicy peaches, but instead they were underripe. The ostrich burger was better, but nothing id come back for. The fries were the highlight of the meal -- so don't leave the restaurant without these.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I really enjoy dining here! I am a Napa local and this is a go to place that I know will always have consistently good food, cocktails and service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always consistent... good food... very friendly service... doesn't pretend to be what it's not...
location is in the middle of the downtown scene...

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This used to be my favorite place in Napa. It was still good, but perhaps I have eaten here too much. I thought the food was just good and not amazing as it usually is.
Service is always top notch. Love the chefs selection flatbread. Always creative and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great Ostrage burger and truffle fries,nice choice of wines. The burger was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A great place for both food and wine. Lovely small plates like tacos or truffle fries are accompanied by delicious wines. The wait staff are very knowledgeable about the wine so best to ask if you're not sure - like me! Loved it so much we came twice!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great experience at both bar and dining. Very attentive but not overbearing service. Wonderful evening. Don't miss the ostrich burger, I'd recommend carpe style with crispy pancetta and duck egg topper. My wife had the shrimp and grits which she thoroughly enjoyed. We split the chopped salad,again, very good. Don't miss this place downtown Napa

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was excellent, but service was terrible and bar left something to be desired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

tasty food, everchanging menu (seasonally), great wine selection, exeptional service, nice dinner spot

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Old fashioned martini glasses seemed small pours. Wine list was excellent. Lots of choices. Enjoyed each dish and the service was attentive. Would definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was good but the service was slow. They need more wait staff.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Fantastic. Service was great and attentive. Brunch was delicious. The mimosas were creative and refreshing.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Carpe Diem Wine Bar was the first place my friends and I went to to kick off my first bachelorette party this summer. All the food was delicious, our waitress was friendly and attentive, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Would definitely recommend anyone in the Napa Valley area to come here for a meal, a drink, or even a dessert!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent as always Scott! Just wish we were closer so we could pop in more often. Thanks for a great dining experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Fantastic service! Our host gave us great ideas on what to do in napa! Had the chopped salad and risotto balls. Great place!

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a very nice waitor who was attentive and brought more bread and aioli without us even asking for it. Thank you so much for this nice dinner while our stay in napa

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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