Permanently Closed - Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
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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.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast
Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, shallot-black pepper gravy
Seared Sea Scallops
pan seared scallops, parsnip puree, arugula, shaved fennel, pistachio gremolata, burnt honey-orange vinaigrette
pan roasted Salmon, butternut squash tabbouleh, Moroccan spiced rainbow carrots, Chermoula
Always a good choice. Never a disappointment. Food and service is top notch.
Amazing! Carpe is consistent. Wonderful staff. Good is always served hot which is sometimes hard to find in restaurants. You can tell they take pride in their work and enjoy what they are doing.
Everything was delish! The food and ambience was wonderful.
The restaurant provides outstanding food and service at a reasonable price. My wife and I ate there as a celebration of our anniversary. We wanted a top notch experience and that is what we got.
Delicious food and capable wait staff. Great dining experience!
Very good food and service. Prices are a few dollars high on each entree, and the "by the glass" wine list is somewhat limited.
Great waitstaff. Hardly anyone in restaurant when we were there on a Tuesday so not a lot of energy.
I've been here 4 times and they NEVER disappoint! The fried chicken dish is to DIE for. Your taste buds will dance. Great atmosphere and friendly staff!
What a great place. Good food, great service and atmosphere. In addition the prices aren’t crazy either.
The atmosphere was very nice and warm and we were greeted politely. The menu was nicely balanced and the quality of food was good, especially the duck breast. The wine list is very limited, especially in California wines and the bottle we selected was out of stock....which happens. Our overall service was good, not great and the wine service aspect was completely overlooked. Not disappointing by any means, but nothing to make me rush back.
Carpe Diem is one of our favorite restaurants. They never disappoint. We always have the best experience when dining there.
Valentine’s date was great! We had a reservation at 9:45 but got seated at 10:00 for some reason even though there were some available tables.
Ambiance was great and while the menu was fantastic, it wasn’t $55 worth.
But overall great experience.
This was my 5th visit over the years and they are still knocking out of the park as the were my first visit! Service, ambience, food/drink selection and execution/presentation were on point.
My wife and I had a great experience. The service was great and the food was well prepared and delicious. I would dine here again.
This is one of my husbands favorite restaurants! We came for Valentines Day and enjoyed every bite, as usual. From the oysters, and grilled grape salad. On to the pork chop, and salmon. Then!!!! Cherry cobbler with cream cheese ice cream!!! Great drinks too. I like the Casamigos and my husband, the cinnamon mule off the cocktail list.
Always a great experience here with excellent service.
I messed up on our arrival time and arrived a half hour late, however they we very accommodating and quickly set a table for us. Our meal and experience couldn't have been better. It made for a very memorable Valentine's day
Excellent food and service. Went here for a Valentine’s Day dinner and the Valentine’s Day special was a really good deal. Ambiance was nice. All in all a great experience
Everything was amazing from the food, service to drink. Thanks for kick starting out Vday!
Elegant casual and delicious
Been a Customer for over 30 years , always in our top three in Charlotte, top five in N C 👍
Excellent food and service! As always!
Service was excellent and food was good.
Went here for a special date night with my husband. Our meal included bread and butter, as well as a palate cleanser sorbet after our appetizer! We enjoyed the langostino spring rolls, I loved the scallops, and he tried a NY Strip special. Nice ambience and attentive staff.
First rate all the way around.
Fabulous food great atmosphere and Brian was a phenomenal waiter. Can’t recommend this place enough
We had a great experience there while celebrating our 5 year anniversary. We'll definitely be going back and definitely recommend for a social occasion.
We have dined here many times and loved it but this time we were disappointed in the food. Usually we come on a weekend and not a weeknight so maybe the food isn’t as good during the week or just a different chef? At any rate we had raved about the restaurant to our friends only to be somewhat embarrassed by the quality of the food! The service was fine!
This was a pleasant surprise! After all these years, it still pays to “carpe diem” :-)
Exceptional service, adventurous menu, delightful atmosphere. What a nice experience.
Amazing b'day celebration for my brother. Both of our dishes were outstanding.
Chef prepared an entree portion of a new favorite appetizer- lamb ragu is fantastic!
Nice wine list - Michael our server made a good suggestion for our meal.
Excellent. We both had the mahi special. Just completely over the top. As a matter of fact. -We have never had a meal at Carpe that has not been! They are consistently excellent -food,service and ambience !
I had major surgery three years ago at the nearby hospital. When leaving the hospital, Carpe Diem looked like a great place to eat. I promised myself I would return there to eat. I fulfilled that promise yesterday and I am glad that I did.
Each visit to Carpe Diem, our favorite Charlotte restaurant, only fortifies our preference for this wonderful eatery.
Not enough servers for the flow. Our server was also the bartender, but would not be seen for large blocks of time. We had to ask for bread, and waited the longest we ever had here to get our food. The place wasn't packed, so I'm not sure what happened.
I will also give feedback that the wine list isn't comparable to other similar restaurants and the by-the-glass choices are also fewer than comparable restaurants. The entire list and mindset behind it could use an overhaul, in my opinion. Sometimes we decide not to eat here because of the wine offering.
Our server told us when the distributor can't get something on their usual list, they substitute it for something else and no one knows about it. We reluctantly choose St. Francis, because its the best of the worst, and it had to substituted for something else.
On the bright side, our food was consistently delicious and we enjoy the atmosphere here. Thank you.
I would have given this restaurant 5 stars if not for where my wife and I were seated. Our table was square in the middle of where waiters came through time and again to get to other tables and the noise was such that we could not carry on a normal conversation. We did ask if another table was available and our waitress did check but with it being a Sat night during Restaurant Week, there wasn't another to be had.
We went for restaurant week and the service was very good, the selections just weren’t what I would have ordered. I like filet or ribeye, but not strips; but, NY Strip was on the special menu, so I ordered it. I now remember why I don’t care for them - tough.
We visited for the Queens Feast, and unlike some restaurants that participate, the portions were their normal size and the selections were off of the standard menu. Excellent!
Our server, Michael, was fun and attentive. A wonderful evening!
Very nice food.
Everything was great. The meal, ambiance and service were all good.
Permanently Closed - Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers is rated 4.8 stars by 2066 OpenTable diners.
Permanently Closed - Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://carpediemrestaurant.com/gift-cards/.