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Carpe Diem Napa

684 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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 or Seasonal Flatbreads. Come “Seize the Day” at Carpe Diem. 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 224-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Kendall
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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!
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Cross street
Brown Street
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Parking details
There is a 3 story public parking garage kiddy corner the the restaurant, along with ample street parking.
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Special events & promotions
Winemaker Dinners: Please check our website for dates and menus for these incredible dinners!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 684 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRachelleP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service

Gogerts (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great meal- first time there. It was recommended at on of our wine tastings from Rick at Alpha-Omega. Wonderful server Isabella- wonderful scallops and risotto - also has the butternut squash risotto. Topped it of with the Trix dessert. We’ll be back

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Stopped here for dinner before a show at Uptown Theater. Waited in bar area for the rest of our party for 4. Service was friendly, prompt. Cocktails very good. When our party arrived, we were promptly seated. Our waitress was very friendly and spent time with the table explaining some dishes. 3 of us went for the prix fixe menu of 3 courses for $36. Everything was fresh and delicious, and an outstanding value. Would come here again on a visit to Napa.

Mkkingsbury (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was amazing! From the fresh food to the great service!! It was our first trip to Napa and so glad we found this gem to enjoy!!!

sandrachristine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We did Happy Hour at Carpe Diem. It never dissappoints! Ordered the wild mushroom flatbread with truffle oil, the house salad, the special shrimp soft tacos of the day and an order of harissa fries. Delicious and such a bargain with the Happy Hour discounts.

Closdesducs (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Cuisine was great, service was exemplary. However, we were charged for each refill of our lemonade (5x) and Arnold Palmer (3x) and the menu does not detail that refills are not free. That one aspect really irritated me and my friend and took away greatly from what would have been a very nice evening. To top it off, the glasses were thin in diameter and did not provide very much of both drinks. Your excellent cuisine and excellent service was marred greatly by this.

KoreenI (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very loud..service was chaotic..server brought us empty plates, set them out and then came back, collected them, and took them to another table...yuck! Food was good..value was o.k. Service was many attendants running around yet nothing was in order and we would wait and wait after ordering beverages...odd..manager was running around serving and looked rushed. We've been to their happy hour and that is good..first time for dinner..won't do it again. Brought friends and were a bit embarrassed...but we laughed about it.

vipJames (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful food, drinks and service. First time visiting and we will be back!

Policyman (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great salad but downhill from there. Shortribs were poorly seasoned and just not very tasty. Carrot cake for desert was disappointing - soggy and rather bland - served with some kind of ice cream or gelato but that had no distinctive flavor. All in all wonderful service but probably would not go again for the food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Service wasn’t great; room was cold. Didn’t think restaurant week value was there.

vipHappyFoodieof3 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

We came to Napa for a vacation and wanted to try some of the local cuisine. Carpe Diem Wine Bar was recommended. We are so happy we made a reservation - that is a must. The small quaint restaurant was packed. It was restaurant week so we decided to do the pre-fix menu and were happy we did. We got the Raymond 2014 Cabernet and it went well with the entire meal. My husband had the onion soup - described it as a little sweet and finished every bite. I had the salad which was so rich and filling. For the entree my husband had the ostrich burger and I had the halibut. Everything was served with finesse. The service was outstanding. For dessert my husband went for the Twix served with the ice cream and I tried the chocolate dessert. It’s the only thing that was just fair. Overall it was an outstanding evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Nice wine bar with fun list of wines and beers. Food very good and during the week you get three course dinner for $35!! Not very busy during the winter weeks but have been there when packed on weekends. Service good and very friendly.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Kitchen was slammed. Service was very sporadic...and they ran out of dessert (disappointed esp for birthday girl) and did not say they were out of anything when we ordered. No compensation offered.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

My Halibut was dry but tye short rib my honey got was excellent!!! Both the arugula salad and butternut squash balls delish ... and dessert was yummmmO i had the Twix ice cream and my sweetie had the chocolate pudding... overall a return to spot.

vipLMize (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The $35 Pre-Fix 3 Course Dinner was they best I have had! So many choices for each course was a welcome change but made it hard to decide since it all sounded so good. I had the duck mac&cheese, scallops and Mexican chocolate pudding - delicious and filling. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone local or visitor!