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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
+1 704-377-7976
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Creative and delicious dishes served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. A very nice atmosphere without feeling stuffy.

Thank ralhan1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for business or couple' night out. Legendary fried chicken dish though other entree options also available

Thank bobhin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food/service. A little pricey, but worth it, can't do it often! Will have to wait for another celebration!

Thank lillyb1202
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at Carpe Diem and it was an eye opening experience. I expected very small portions, but they were regular size. The flavors of our meals were excellent. They have my total recommendation.

Thank speed2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here 3 times and never had a bad experience. Wait staff is extremely professional without being "uppity" and the food is always on point! They happen to make a great martini as well...

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The art deco makes the place feel special.I think of it as a neighborhood restaurant . you will enjoy this evening you like a low key spot.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner and great service from our salads to dessert. It was quiet enough to have a conversation but the restaurant had a great vibe. The salads were fresh and creative, the main courses were delicious and dessert was worth saving room...More

Thank Patti H
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Patti! We are glad you enjoyed your dinner.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It all started with the bread! Crunchy crust, delectable hot soft crumb that married wonderfully with creamy soft, just right, salty butter. The salad with deep fried goat cheese balls was crisp, fresh and perfectly dressed. On to a mid- rare pork tenderloin resting on...More

Thank Bruce B
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bruce, We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for letting us know. It can be hectic during Restaurant Week, so it is good to hear that you enjoyed everything and were pleased with the service. Sincerely, Bonnie Warford

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting area in NoDa area, eclectic decor, full bar, craft beers. Had some very good specials, crepe dinner selections run around $13 and up. Shared the Brussel sprouts appetizer, it was good. There were 7 of us, waitress was excellent, had mushroom spinach crepe,...More

Thank RetireeOTR
carpenc, Owner at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, but it sounds like a review for the Crepe Cellar in Noda, not for Carpe Diem. I'm sure the owners of Crepe Cellar would love to hear from. Additionally, I couldn't agree more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy when we arrived at 6:45. GREAT waitress/hostess. We had a corner table, and my only complaint was the volume of noise. Very loud. My wife had their specialty, fried chicken, while I had Mushroom Bolognese. A glass of wine each, a a peach...More

1  Thank RAFincher
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31 August 2016|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
The Charlotte Trolley Gold Line runs down Elizabeth Ave, and goes right by Carpe Diem. I believe you can get off at the Elizabeth Ave/Hawthorne St. stop (in front of the Novant Presbyterian Hospital) which is approximately... More
17 July 2016|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we ate there again this weekend and noticed several gluten free items on the menu, though we did not order them because we have no problems with gluten.
6 April 2016|
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Response from GeneRump | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can bring your own wine and the corkage fee would be under 20$.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
    (Travis Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
  • Neighbourhood: Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 704-377-7976
Join us for Appy Hour and a Half. All appetizers are half price from 5:00PM-6:30PM Mon-Thurs in the bar. Tuesdays all house cocktails are 1/3 off all night. We also feature a half price bottle of wine selection on Monday and Tuesday nights. Carpe Diem is a fine dining restaurant and caterer located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood near downtown Charlotte. We have been open since 1989, but have moved twice due to downtown business developments. We are now in our third incarnation at 1535 Elizabeth Avenue. Our interiors are done in a beautiful art nouveau style. Mahogany doors, copper lighting that vines around the wood work, and marble floors are just a few details that will engage you in the surroundings. Our menu features long time favorites and extensive specials everyday. We have several vegetarian options on our menu and a daily vegetarian special. We strive to use local products from our hard working farm partners.
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