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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” (90 reviews)
“truffle fries” (44 reviews)
“house fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
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11 - 20 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2017

This was our first stop while going around Downtown Napa. We had a spot at the bar and everyone was helping each other to serve others. The manager was making drinks and talking with guests. It was a great atmosphere. We ordered some wine and...More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great food suggested by waitress and wine pairing. Visited while at conference at Silverado Resort. Nice vibe.

Thank SparkyAurora
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We returned to Carpe Diem for a birthday celebration. One server, one host, one bartender. We always loved this restaurant for its great food and outstanding service. The menu has changed and so has everything else. Food was below average, burnt chicken and tough lamb....More

1  Thank LNSguy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Stopped for pre theater dinner. Made it for happy hour. The cheese board was very good. The Crispy olives were excellent. The house fries were fresh and crispy, wonderful. A very nice selection of wines by the bottle and glass. A nice cozy atmosphere. The...More

Thank ranishi
Angie M, Public Relations Manager at Carpe Diem Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We appreciate your business and review, we're so glad you enjoyed your Carpe Diem experience and we hope you'll seize the day with us again soon! Angelica Mancuso Marketing Director 707.224.0800

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had salad, cheese/meat, and flatbread, and of course....wine. Wonderful combo of flavors. Loved our visit.

Thank SparkyAurora
Reviewed 27 September 2017

the wild mushroom flatbread served during happy hour is my favorite. i would order a couple of these and go for dinner later. not your usual button mushroom and it is so tasty.

Thank cyonggil
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 1 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 20 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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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