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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
+1 707-224-0800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle fries” (44 reviews)
“tacos” (37 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at 5 for happy hour. We had the chefs special flatbread, risotto ball, small salads and the cheese and charcuterie board. Everything was great! My husband was disappointed with the flatbread, said it was too sweet. He prefers more savory... next time...More

Thank karansimoni
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant so make reservations ahead of time. Great service and food. We had steak and salmon - awesome! We had a round of salads - yummy. and we had wine. All were great and the service was exceptional. We will be...More

Thank ladyomaha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having purchased plenty of wine in Napa and eaten at plenty of restaurants, we just wanted a simple meal and sit outside our hotel. We ordered the meat & cheese platters to go. It was a perfect meal with a bottle of rose!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved this place and try to go back every trip. It is an easy walk if you are staying in downtown Napa.

Thank Troyas2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious bites, wine and cocktails at great prices. If the whole idea of Happy Hour is a wine bar's way of luring customers in so they can keep them forever as loyal customers because the food and drinks are so awesome, then Carpe Diem nails...More

Thank napasyrah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and had a good happy hour starting when they open at 4pm. We had wine only since we had just eaten at Hog Island Oyster Bar. Staff was very friendly. Their chacuterie board looked yummy at just $14.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here our first night in Napa. What a great choice. I had the ostrich burger (without the bun) and it was more than enough. Delicious and highly recommend it. My husband's steak was also first rate. Decor and service were top notch too

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and friendly staff make for a wonderful experience. Happy hour is a great time to go but the dinners are good as well.

Thank Teacher_Tink
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service,great bartender. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere here.tacos and the steak were excellent.

Thank Breaking1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Enjoyable atmosphere with a good selection of local wines. Some entrees were judged to be very good or excellent and a couple much less so. Service was average on a busy mid-week night.

Thank Len T R
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Is it suitable for children?
17 June 2016|
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Response from carpediem10012015 | Property representative |
While we are kid and family-friendly and have booster seats and highchairs, we are a small restaurant with 70 seats. Some of the advice above rings true, if booking on OpenTable be sure to add a note that children will be in... More
We will have two vegetarians in our party and I am unsure if they will eat fish. Do you have many options for vegetarian dishes? Thank you! Gail
26 December 2015|
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Response from carpediem10012015 | Property representative |
Our Chef is always happy to accommodate your dietary needs and restrictions, please always ask your server for specific ingredients before ordering.
Tabetha D
Do you have Gluten-Free options?
25 June 2015|
Response from Gina D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Obviously you'd avoid pastas and breads but they have eclectic (and delicious) menu which will satisfy everyone in your party. And do not hesitate to ask the chef and server--they will recommend foods that suit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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 creates 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 our beers exclusively at the restaurant with eight constantly rotating tap handles alongside other local craft brews. Some of our unique wines include Outcast, Rosalynd, and Keever. Our extensive wine list with over twenty wines by the glass entices our guests to sample something new and discover the perfect pairing with their meal.