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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

#14 of 213 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099 (Brown Street)
+1 707-224-0800
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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los angeles
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner there with my family during thanksgiving week end. First off, the food was great. Inventive, flavourfull, and just enough choices so that you don't spend 20 min riding the menus 5 times. With that, the wines are just great. Overall, the food and wine are priced just right. Everybody including the kids loved it

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West Frankfort, Illinois
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I led our group here after reading about it on tripadvisor. The menu was small and I was afraid it may be too different for our group. But, everyone loved it. Some got pumpkin sweet potato soup and said it was wonderful. I got Moroccan chicken and it was great. Fettuccine in a light lemon sauce also good. Someone in... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good dinner, but overpriced in my opinion for the quality. Our total bill with tip (20%) came to $90 for two of us and we split an Ostrich burger, tacos from the small plate section of the menu, and dessert. Again both items were good and our waitress was fun and personable. Would I go back? Probably not. Plenty of... More 

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Albany, California
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It feels like it is increasingly rare to find a menu with even 1 or 2 items that you haven't seen or eaten at a number of other restaurants. Finding Carpe Diem with its creative selections was a relief and a joy. Ten of us ate dinner in the restaurant section of the establishment. Much of the menu is small... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for wine and appetizers in the bar. Had the Artisanal cheese and charcuterie plate. Excellent quality meats, cheese and other tasty goodies. Bread was great and toasted just right. Bar tender was attentive and offered up some wine choices not my original selection. Ended up staying for two glasses of different ones that nicely complimented my plate. Small... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Carpe Diem. This time we took friends who we knew would appreciate the experience. Not only does Carpe Diem have creative, delicious food and exceptional service, but they are also happy to alter portions so that all dishes can be shared by a group. We shared six dishes, including dessert, and enjoyed every bite!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Attractive establishment, comfortable seating, excellent service, very enjoyable wine pairings with each of the 5 courses served. Creative, mouthwatering appetizers, masterfully prepared meals and deserts. High quality ingredients evident throughout meal. Meals were satisfying without leaving you feeling stuffed. I would have gladly filled up on the appetizer but am glad I had all the courses. You must try their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you’re going to be in Napa for more than one day, include Carpe Diem on your dinner list. Super good service (attentive but not over-bearing), great wine-by-the-glass selection, and solid small plate choices. My wife and I had a great meal in a good ambience.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After being next door, at Napkins, we were pleasantly surprised. Food was delicious, and the beer selection was a great contrast to all the great wines

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had dinner here on a recent trip to Napa. You have to try the ostrich burger - it's delicious. Also loved the flight of white wines - they were all excellent. And the homemade Twix bar was to die for!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
    (Brown Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-224-0800
Description
Carpe Diem offers a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience in the heart of downtown Napa. Our enthusiastic staff and lively atmosphere bring uniqueness to the table. An ever-changing wine list and family share-plate style menu elevates the dining experience from a mechanical process to a convivial experience. As an innovative restaurant, we modify our menu on the last Friday of every month. Executive Chef Scott Kendall and Chef De Cuisine Andrew Martin work together to create original dishes that our guests would not anticipate. Their most enjoyed plates include the ostrich burger with cranberry coriander compote, creamy brie and truffle fries or the housemade burrata which is mozzarella heaven served with cabernet sea salt, basil crystals and grilled bread. The chefs also keep things fresh with the soup of the moment and chef's selection of tacos updated weekly with seasonal ingredients. Guests are invited to personalize the dishes "Carpe style" by adding an organic poached duck egg and crispy pancetta to any plate. Wines and beers are expressly selected to compliment the food, enhancing the culinary experience at Carpe Diem. Our team is constantly searching for new wines and beers that will pleasantly surprise both locals and visiting guests. Carpe Diem Brewing Co. is excited to share their own beers exclusively at the restaurant. They will be featured on the eight constantly rotating tap handles alongside other local craft brews. Some of our unique wines include Outcast, Schramsberg, and Keever. Our extensive wine list with over forty wines by the glass entices our guests to sample something new and discover the perfect pairing with their meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?