Celebrate your romance with us. We will be offering a pre fixe menu featuring favorites such as the buttermilk fried chicken as well as seafood, filet, and lamb dishes. $55.00 per person for three courses.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Went on a double date night during restaurant week. The food, service and atmosphere were absolutely amazing! After dinner we went to another nearby establishment for drinks and ended up returning back to Carpe Diem to enjoy the bar area for drinks there as well. Carpe Diem did not disappoint! Will definitely return!
My wife and I have been there twice. The room is beautiful. The food is good, mostly. The prices are on the high side. As seems to be the current fashion of upper tier restaurants these days, the presentation tends toward the little-food-on-big-plate style. No sides are included with the entree. On our last visit, the only side available at extra cost was spinach. Mixed drinks are in the $14.00 range. The dessert (coconut cake) was dense and refrigerator cold. While I didn't mind spending a little more for a special occasion, I left feeling I didn't really get my money's worth.
Carpe Diem is by far Charlotte’s finest restaurant. The food is prepared to perfection. The wait staff take everything into consideration while serving you. The ambiance is all encompassing. The food is presented and not served. It is uncomparible to other venues.
Celebrated my 40th birthday with friends before seeing a show at Ovens Auditorium. The service was great. The food was amazing. We had several different appetizers, including the beef carpaccio, the pizetta, and the sampler plate. They were all fantastic. Our entrees included the sea scallops, the mahi mahi special, and the pork shank. Again, they were incredible! We also had dessert. One of my favorite desserts to get anywhere is bread pudding and the one here was probably the best I’ve ever had! My friends got the coconut cake and the cobbler and enjoyed them as well. We’ll be recommending Carpe Diem to others!!!
We used to enjoy this restaurant but the food and menu are just not what they were. Interesting ingredients only matter if the food tastes good - which it didn’t. Very disappointing for what was a great restaurant 5 years ago.
Food was great, service excellent. We were headed to theatre after dinner, and they were very helpful in serving us in a timely manner. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.
Carpe Diem does it right! From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed. We were led to an intimate dining alcove and our server, Crystal, was excellent. We both ordered the buttermilk fried chicken and did not disappoint....so yummy! Great place to celebrate our anniversary!
Carpe Diem is a good Saturday date night spot. Our food was tasty (we had the fried chicken and the pork shank) and our server was friendly. The Mexican chocolate cake for dessert was delicious. But the over all experience was dampened by the lackluster hostesses (there were two) whose greeting was delivered without eye contact or an ounce of enthusiasm. Not the best first impression for the establishment.
Average meal. Ambiance and service are a little lacking. Food better than average. Someone should teach staff that you don’t clear plates until everyone at table is finished- pretty basic stuff.
Salad was the best thing about this place. A close second was the beef carpaccio. The duck wings were too sweet and the oysters were small and flaccid. We decided on dessert and got the torte, however we ended up eating a stick of fudge with a crust that was difficult to cut with a fork. Our watress was awkward and didn't know the specials. Not worth going to for the price.