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Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers

1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
+1 704-377-7976
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fried chicken” (44 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1535 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204-2508
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

charming restaurant. The décor is unique the setting is perfect! the Menu is Amazing, desserts are fabulous.

Thank Southeast B
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place with good food and reasonable service. Best dish is the fried chicken but no disappointment with other dishes

Thank bobhin
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by friends living in Charlotte. We were not disappointed,. The food was first class and well served. The wine list was varied and contained, with some research and after discussion with the waiters, some attractively priced bottles. I...More

1  Thank hunger4d
Reviewed 10 November 2017

you will not go wrong if you pick this restaurant, whether it's for a group setting or date night you will be pleased

1  Thank 956bradc
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I dine here monthly with my book club and we have sampled more or less everything on the menu. We have our favorites—the fried chicken is favored by some, the shrimp and grits by others, but we all fine something to love. We see regular...More

1  Thank joanl90
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A respectable, nice place to have dinner. Good selection of entrees. Service is okay. Ambience is pleasant.

1  Thank Madis S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have been a customer of Carpe Diem since 1987. The food, service and atmosphere continues to make this restaurant a go to for special occasions, corporate gatherings or no reason at all.

Thank Gwendolyn g
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. Two of us had the fried chicken and it was great ! The other person had the mushroom bolognese and they loved it too . I would recommend this restaurant while visiting Charlotte

1  Thank norman50
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Rarely do I comment on ambience, but I must let all know how beautiful this local is. Art Deco at its best, with beautiful woodwork & soft arches thruout made us feel as if a bygone era of elegance had been brought back. The menu...More

Thank Elvia M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite cozy places in the Elizabeth neighborhood...relaxed setting in the bar/lounge area...actually never have eaten in the dining room! Awesome small plates as well as entrees. We've never been let down here!

Thank lbeemanzione
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Charles M
4 January 2018|
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Response from speed2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking, behind the restaurant and across the street.
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
16 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.
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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