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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
+1 707-224-0800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ostrich burger” (88 reviews)
“truffle fries” (44 reviews)
“house fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
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11 - 20 of 535 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just had dinner here for our 5 year anniversary. It was simply a perfect dinner. The restaurant was quiet, modern, and upscale without being pretentious. Our waiter was very friendly as was the other support staff. We ordered the Mediterranean trio...More

Thank Sleepymoose88
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Our party of 6 enjoyed everything about eating here. The staff was all very friendly and genuine. We loved the truffle fries, the burrata, the flatbread, the ostrich burger and the shrimp and grits. It was all tastefully and artfully prepared! I liked this place...More

Thank ATravelfam4
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Adorable restaurant in a great location. Menu was a bit limited and definitely different pairings. My husband ordered the pasta which he said was "pretty good" and I ordered the braised pork tacos. The menu offers different sized options, such as small plates, appetizers and...More

Thank sbodell16
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We eat here every year when we visit and the food and service at Carpe Diem is consistent from year to year. We dined here on last Saturday night and had a little of everything on the menu. So many great options. Service is top...More

Thank TLWhite
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had 4 in our group and 3 of us got the Shrimp and grits. It was flat out an amazing dish. As good or better than anywhere. I had the shrimp tacos and they were very good. We all had salads and they were...More

Thank Fritz346
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were looking for a place to have a drink before dinner but did not want to go to a tasting room. The place is so inviting. Our bar tender was very friendly and helpful giving us recommendations on drinks and food without being pushy....More

Thank marivix
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot downtown Napa. Got there early after a stop at Downtown Joes for happy hour and had a cocktail at the wine bar before dinner. Nice spot with very good service and exceptional food. My wife had shrimp and grits and I did the...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Went there last night & had the ostrich burger to die for!!! He had the salmon which was fabulous! & we shared the truffle popcorn -a must have if u go!

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Sports TV at one end of the bar, wine flights, beers, a wide selection of domestic and international wines, warm service. The option to sit at the bar, the bar area or in the restaurant. Lovely spot.

Thank fairycake73
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We loved our dinner at Carpe Diem! Our waiter was excellent and even provided us with recommendations for some of his favorite wineries in the area to visit (we were visiting from Chicago). Tuna tartare appetizer was fresh and delicious, and the pizza was great...More

Thank Mike_90_W
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
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
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
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
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
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