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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” (91 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this restaurant because the staff were so helpful. We arrived a bit late and were unsure what we wanted to eat as we'd already had a large meal middle-day – but they suggested plates of charcuterie and cheese, which were very good. We...More

Thank Ann56Northampton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Carpe Diem. We had reserved a table, but when we got there decided to sit at the bar. The bartenders were terrific and gave us alot of great tips on Napa. They have a Happy Hour deal where you can order...More

Thank Tiffanie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a group of six. The location and atmosphere is terrific. Menu was great. The Ostrich Burger was very good! Everyone enjoyed the evening from the wine selection to the variety of food. A fun reliable night out reasonably priced.

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Great location. Service was good. Dinner menu was decent as was the wine selection. What really earned this spot the very good rating was the dessert menu. Worth checking out.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Great staff, food, cocktails & location. Also, they have great wine flights! Met up with some friends and it was a great atmosphere.

Thank WineIan
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We came to Napa for a vacation and wanted to try some of the local cuisine. Carpe Diem Wine Bar was recommended. We are so happy we made a reservation - that is a must. The small quaint restaurant was packed. It was restaurant week...More

Thank CarolAnn G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great cozy wine bar that is packed with great food items to select from, and the quality of the food is outstanding. Tasted like farm to table. Service was on point as well. Although you can BYOWine, they also have an extensive wine list. Location...More

Thank karen h
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had ostrich burger with flight of directors red wines. Can also try wines by glass. Highly recommend. Pleasant evening.

Thank ksandras
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The wine choices were a delight. However, we also loved our dinner! The service was outstanding. I wish we had a free night to return. I will definitely eat here when next in Napa

Thank joanh302
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Carpe Diem fulfills its name. The food was excellent and the wait staff very good. We have a large group and they gave us a quiet area to be able to visit.

Thank Mary 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
26 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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