Make your reservation for Easter Brunch. $30 per person includes salad, entree, and a cupcake. Menu includes entrees such as crab cake Benedict, salmon, fried chicken and waffles, and Churro French toast.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Another couple joined my wife and me for dinner on a quiet Wednesday night in the bar area. We dine at Carpe Diem about every six weeks and now know the restaurant reasonably well. We all enjoyed a specialty cocktail and then had dinner with wine by the glass, for which they have a decent selection. Camille served us with friendliness and professionalism, making the experience special. The oysters were sweet and plump, and the entries (vegetarian, pork, and chicken) were all delicious. Cheese plates rounded out dinner, and we left satisfied and looking forward to our next visit.
My husband and children took me to Carpe Diem for my birthday and it was wonderful. Their menu was great, not too much to choose from but enough that any taste we may have had was represented. We all had a different dish and we all enjoyed it tremendously. The atmosphere was wonderful as was our service was outstanding. They even decorated the table tastefully for my birthday.
Great service. Eveytg
This is our favorite “nice occasion “ restaurant. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. I highly recommend it for those special nights out with that special person or group of friends. The staff is well trained and goes above and beyond to be of service but not bothersome.
Wonderful service and the food was absolutely fantastic!! Would highly recommend it!
The occasion was my birthday. We ordered the buttermilk fried chicken breast, outstanding, and the pork shank, quite good. We also had fried crusted goat's cheese salad and Prince Edward Island mussels, both excellent. For desert we shared a hot chocolate Mexican cake with ice cream. The cake was spicy, interesting, but not a repeat. The only disappointment was the broccoli rabe which was soft cooked but hard to swallow, kind of stringy and bitter. would not have that in future.
Great dinner with friends!
A gem to accommodate every palate combined with wonderful service. If you like beets, their beet salad with goat cheese is over the top. This time I had the beet salad and the small Meze plate which were more than enough for dinner. Love that they have "small plates" which are more than ample for dinner if you're also having a salad or appetizer. It's also quiet enough to have conversation without yelling or asking someone to repeat themselves.
Excellent, probably best in Charlotte.
Food, service, ambience superb
Overall everything was good, but nothing tipped me to love or hate the experience. The food was good, and I liked the tempo of when things came out. We started with a cheese platter. There wasn't enough bread served to eat all of the cheese, and the server never returned near us for us to ask for more. While there was a good amount of items (three cheeses, grapes, bread, nuts, and pickles), nothing was a special with the cheese selection . I would recommend a different starter if you want to elevate the experience.
The main dishes, we had two seafood dishes. The scallops and the special trigger fish. Scallops were great, cooked perfect with a great sear and cooked through without being overcooked. The goat cheese paired with it...not my first choice, but I like goat cheese so I didn't mind this. The trigger fish was well prepared, but I can't honestly remember much about it. . . other than enjoying the Asian inspired seasoning and sides.
Overall, the food was good, prepared well, but not adventurous or memorable. The service, other than wanting more bread with the cheese platter, was good too. Most of the time our server let us continue our conversation without being over baring.
The restaurant was empty in the front, but we were seated in the back. The entire place was louder than I would like for an upper scale restaurant, but I think this was caused by groups that were very engaged with talking across the table. The decor, not very romantic but made for funny banter. The "art" consists of 5x8 foot canvases with flower photos (not scenery, just a photo of the same kind of flower).
I took my wife there on our first date. We just went again on our 25th anniversary. Not many restaurants have that kind of staying power!
The entire dining experience was amazing: decor, ambiance, appetizers, main course and dessert. The palate cleanser was a delightful and tasty surprise.
I've had to opportunity to experience some great restaurants over the past twenty years. My love for television cooking shows and dabbling a little in the kitchen myself has given me an appreciation for the food I consume. Over the weekend, I got to experience Carpe Diem which has been on my radar for about a year now. My wife and I enjoyed a date night at the venue. We ordered the grilled grape salad which was divine. Each bite left you with the desire for wanting more. Once we finished our salad, we were given a palette cleanser (raspberry sorbet) to prepare us for the entree. Buttermilk fried chicken breast with mash potatoes, shallot-black pepper gravy, and sauteed spinach. If you could take a soul food dish and make it elegant and whimsical, this is it! The flavors of this dish, the tenderness of the perfectly cooked breast, and the mashed potatoes/spinach combination makes this dish an absolute must try. The desserts we had was outstanding as well and made a great ending to a magical date night. I traveled over 80 miles to try Carpe Diem and they did not disappoint.
Wonderful as usual.
We went for Valentines Day and they had a special prix fixe menu. I had a beet gnocchi with a to-die-for goat cheese cream sauce, perfectly seared scallops on a bed of parsnip purée and an espresso cake with a light meringue topping. All was perfectly prepared, the flavors were well balanced. One of my best meals in a while. My husband enjoyed his fried oysters, beef and potatoes entree and banana tart. The bread basket was amazing! Warm with a thin crispy crust and light and airy center, served with a dish of whipped butter. The server was attentive and kept our water and wine glasses filled. The decor is Art Deco, very chic! Will definitely go back!
We were dining late and enjoyed the quiet intimacy and ability to relax the night before Valentine's Day. Fried chicken was delicious, but the 8-oz filet was over-the-top fantastic. Mashed potatoes, broccoli soup, and salad were minimally seasoned and allowed natural flavors to shine. Collards were strongly seasoned, but still good. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and had great timing.
We had family in from out of town, and wanted to have a good experience catching up and being together. We had excellent food, very attentive service, and the total affect was perfect.
Would not recommended. Food was decent but nothing special.
Love this place but wishing for more new items on the menu.
Beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Great place for families.
Went here for an early Valentine's Day dinner - the food was excellent (the Fried Chicken was worth the trip) and our waiter was very helpful recommending wines, specials etc.
Birthday gathering for two friends - confetti on the table a nice touch!
When I visit Charlotte from my home in Portland, OR I always schedule dinner and have never been disappointed.
Excellent food and service as always.
Went with my Wife, her Brother and Niece for Dinner. I had a salad and my entrée a Pork Chop that was cooked perfectly. My Wife, being vegetarian was able to find many items on the menu that she could eat (salad and Mushroom Bolognese) . Everyone loved the food.
We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent.
Absolutely love this restaurant. We had a great table, great server, and the food as always was presented beautifully. It also tasted yummy. I'll be back.
This was one of our numerous trips to this restaurant. The food was excellent food, prepared well, delicious taste. However, the internal noise is still too loud, very hard to have any level of decent conversation with guests, etc. Other than the noise level, this is a very good eatery.
Dinner at Carpe Diem was amazing! The restaurant is just beautiful, the wait staff is so efficient and the food is delicious- a pure culinary delight. I was thinking about how amazing the food was the next day!
Love the staff and the food. A friend of mine went for restaurant week and the service was just as good as when I went without the promotion. Food is just as delicious as ever. 10/10 would recommend going to Carpé.
Went here for a birthday and the meal was amazing
I visited Carpe Diem for the first time during restaurant week. The food was just delicious and I cannot wait to return. My boyfriend ordered the fried chicken which had so much flavor and the perfect amount of breading. I ordered the pork chop which was cooked perfectly and came with great sides. Our service was also excellent and we had a great table in the corner which felt very cozy. Can't wait to go back!
We were there for Queens Feast. First time in a long time. I enjoyed my meal but found it very noisy. Disliked where we sat - near the door where the servers came in and out. Four of us enjoyed our time together but I would tell anyone interested in going to be prepared for the noise. I doubt I would choose to go there again.
Great service and food! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful!
Amazing, consistent food. Best fried chicken, and killer chocolate cake, and incredible mocha creme de
Always a treat. We were celebrating our anniversary (we dined at the restaurant following our wedding). The staff included a nice touch on the table and the server greeted us with a happy anniversary. Unfortunately, we were there during Queens Feast, so, it was crowded. Regardless, it was a great experience.
Wonderful. This was our first time dining at Carpe Diem, but not our last.
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.