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“good southern fare in romantic setting”

Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
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Ranked #2 of 2,428 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Elizabeth
Cross street: Travis Avenue
Transit: There is a bus stop located 200 yards from the restaurant.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

An elegant, romantic setting for some fried chicken on mashed potatoes and a side of collard greens. Delicious! Good wine list, too. Attentive, friendly staff. Beautiful art deco theme interior with great soft lighting to make me look younger (thank you!). Easy parking close by.

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Thank MCinAuckland
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This restauraunt was wonderful! We went on a two night trip to Charlotte and loved everything about it. Some of the menu items were a little foreign to us, but our waitress explained everything from the beers they had on tap to the exotic sauces. On top of the great service, the food was amazing. The only down side was the price was a little high, but the food is worth it!

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Had dinner last night at CD and it was great. Great food great service and a very cool part of CLT. Consider it when thinking about dinner...

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The entire atmosphere and taste experience is fabulous. I truly enjoyed my meal there. We called ahead and they were able to handle a crew of about 8 on pretty short notice. We had a great waitress who helped us order meals that met each of our needs. Their wine choices were good and all the wait staff helped our waitress deliver our meals once they were ready.
We had appetizers that were excellent and I enjoyed a ribeye that was tender, juicy, and cooked exactly how I asked for it ... medium-rare. A friend of mine had scallops and we exchanged to create our own surf and turf and the scallops were also cooked perfectly, tasted very fresh, and sweet.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Carpe Diem is a beautiful restaurant on a quiet street quite close to Uptown Charlotte. The wait staff is attentive and the food is excellent. Ahi tuna appetizer makes a nice meal for a small appetite. Prices are as expected for a fine dining restaurant in a large city. Definitely fair considering the quality of the food. We'll definitely go again.

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