Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
Since opening in 1989, Carpe Diem has been a pioneer in Charlotte's fine dining scene. Despite moving twice due to development, it has remained one of the top 10 restaurants in Charlotte.
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
We love the decor at Carpe Diem, it is formal yet welcoming and comfortably refined. All of our dishes were outstanding including the Grain Bowl which is a very substantial and flavorful vegetarian option that even non-vegetarians would like.
Our waiter was professional and also friendly and helpful.
Very nice celebration of our daughters birthday !
The service and staff were attentive, and the meal was excellent.
We traveled over 45 minutes for this experience, and it was well worth it.
We all plan to return, in the future.
We enjoy celebrating our anniversaries here! Lovey place and great service and food and drinks!
Wonderful service! Excellent cuisine. Never disappoints
Service and food was outstanding!
Carpe Diem never fails to be delicious. The menu is not lengthy, but has more than enough to please everyone. Vegetarian or pescetarian options are plenty. The ambiance is always lovely, and the service is exceptional. Wonderful spot all around!
Always a special treat
I wish I could cook so creatively and beautifully. The food was wonderful! Brian was our most excellent waiter, there when you needed him but not hovering. I had trouble deciding what to have and all the plates that went by were simply gorgeous. Absolutely, we will return.... Soon! thanks, Y'all!
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Always delicious and a great experience.
Carpe Diem is a great place for dinner, either business or pleasure. They have a lot of creative dishes as well as standards done with a twist. I recently had scallops accompanied with a cherry and it was excellent. The restaurant also has a relaxed atmosphere while still achieving a fine dining experience. The food, service and atmosphere are all superb.
Both fish dishes were excellent! Portion size very satisfying. Bread pudding for dessert was a special bonus.
Never disappointed! Service is always outstanding; food, creative; ambiance, relaxing.
The food was fairly good but overpriced for the amount you received. It was also extremely noisy in the back dining room but I think that is primarily because of the acoustics. Overall I would not return
One of my favorites. It is always an outstanding event in every respect. Food is delicious, service is impeccable and the surroundings are handsome. I usually order the fish special which is local, imaginatively prepared. Never been disappointed.
My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 4 year anniversary and decided to try Carpe Diem on Wednesday night at 8:00pm. We were blown away in every way. The ambience was romantic and dim providing the perfect atmosphere for a intimate date night. The service aided greatly in creating a lovely evening. From the moment we walked in the door, we were welcomed and treated as though we were close friends with each staff member. The young women named Hope who waited our table was attentive and very sweet. The food was without a doubt the highlight of the experience providing everything you could want and more. Carpe Diem is the first "high-end" restaurant that actually gives you the amount of food that you pay for. The portions were large, delicious and beautifully presented. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough to anyone who is looking for a romantic night out or even a business dinner.
Never fails, always the best
Horrible food and way over rated!!!
The place was totally empty
The employees paid more attention to each other that the guests
Food was outstanding! Service was perfect! Hope to come back!
Great food and service. Shrimp and grits were great and the wine list is legit.
Cozy and delish! I will definitely return often. Wonderful food and good service.
Great atmosphere and service. Good was divine. We went to celebrate a birthday and it was the perfect place for this occasion! It has a lively but not too loud atmosphere, which was very pleasant. Very well thought of by the locals! We absolutely loved the total experience!
Excellent food and service. Loved it. 1 in my party was a vegetarian and it definitely satisfied her palette!
Food was wonderful and our server was fantastic. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. Will return.
Great foo for a family of four, good choices, kids loved the fired chicken which was well prepared and cooked hot. Our steak and fish dinner was excellent - the staff looked after us well even though we had two girls with us - normally we find restaurants ignore us but it is refreshing to see this attitude. The girls would love to come back again!!
We were celebrating friends of ours wedding. This was a favorite dining spot for them. I did forget to tell the restaurant when I made reservation about recent nuptials. however I mentioned while there and they said they do not do anything special. Other than that we had a very nice and enjoyable dinner. We have been to this place a few times before and always good.
By far the best restaurant in Charlotte. The food is prepared perfectly every time. Your taste buds rejoice with every bite.
Everything was as expected from A fine dining establishment. Menu and daily specials were unique and excellent. Love the special touch of adding birthday graffiti on our table. Highly recommend.
Excellent meal-- one of the best I've had in Charlotte. The service was outstanding. Our table was even decorated for our anniversary when we arrived. Still one of the top restaurants in Charlotte and for good reason. Top quality from start to finish.
Excellent service. Consistently great food. The seafood stew was fabulous!
This was my 3rd time to Carpe Diem. All visits were outstanding. I get the vegetarian option while my fiancé always gets the fried chicken. Would definitely recommend!
We have been coming to Carpe Diem since it was located in its former space in Uptown. It is our "go to" place for special occasions (this was our 10th anniversary dinner). The staff is friendly and professional and the food is always fantastic. After 16+ years we still default back to this restaurant when we have guests from out of town we want to impress.
Lovely ambiance, excellent service and food.
Food and service was excellent! Will be back soon!
Reservation made. Anniversary. Table was decorated by staff. That was thoughtful and personal, much appreciated and helped make the evening special. Food was very good. Salmon very flavorful yet the vegetable and congee not flavorful. Steak was very good with great tasting compound butter. Carrot purée very interesting and good.
Our wait staff experience was fantastic. She was just attentive enough to know when we needed something and didn’t hover or interior is during dinner. If it looked like we needed water it was poured without asking. So refreshing . She filled out wine when needed . We talked withher after our meal and the entire staff was professional and prompt.
Perfect place to get together with friends. Food, staff, well everything was terrific.
I've been to Carpe Diem for a number of special occasions, nights out with friends and even rented the back room for a get-together and meal for 40 after a funeral. The food and service are always exceptional. The woodwork and warm ambience make even a table in the middle of the room seem cozy.
Another lovely meal at Carpe Diem -- this place is reliably excellent. Their soups are always good and sometimes amazing, and the cucumber soup I had this time was definitely in the amazing category. Menu items are interesting and flavorful but not bizarre, and always well-prepared. Service is solid, attentive but not intrusive, helpful and flexible. A good place to take someone you want to impress, or if you just want to take a friend for great food and peaceful conversation.
There was only 2 tables occupied for the first half of our dinner. The other table was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk.
My Husband’s Birthday- and he wanted CD It was perfect- always has been, always will be. Innovative dishes with a southern twist- and some clever cocktails. Add a perfect wine suggestion to go with our entree selections, and you have a memorable, perfect occasion. Thank you Theresa and Crystal.