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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” (92 reviews)
“truffle fries” (44 reviews)
“house fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099
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1 - 10 of 553 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were there for our wedding anniversary. We chose the restaurant for the review on the fried chicken and made a reservation. Free parking garage diagonal to restaurant. We were early, but they took us in. No waiting, but not crowded. After...More

Thank mrsdish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three friends and I ate at carpe diem while in Napa on vacation. We ordered some share plates - charcuterie board, flatbread, Rosario balls, Mac and cheese, and salad. Everything was delicious (so fresh!) and the service was really great! Would love to dine here...More

Thank MsVacay306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined at this restaurant because the phrase Carpe Diem has always been one of my favorites, and I was tempted to try the ostrich burger when I saw it on the menu. We'll, spare the ostrich. My burger (which is 90% ostrich and 10%...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Stopped here one rainy evening - service was great, very attentive, and they were happy to serve the bottle of wine we brought in. Food was excellent & portions were healthy. Will return next visit.

Thank LolaBeach2524
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner with friends. The restaurant has a nice selection of wines and wine flights, great cocktails, and their own craft beer is available as well. There are some interesting appetizers, and we chose to start with a charcuterie board. For dinner,...More

Thank jdjay
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went there for a late dinner and they welcomed us open arms, we stay at the bar tables and the bar attender was extremely nice and attentive to our needs. He advised us on the food and we were not disappointed. We ordered a plate...More

Thank Viviana R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Excellent service and amazing food! Our waitress never left our water glasses empty, she had a smile on her face, and the food was so good that we can't wait to go back! The wild mushroom flatbread is delicious!!

Thank ebethkiser
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Dined st Carpe Diem while touring Napa. The hit of the evening was Ostrich burgers. The truffle fries are a nice addition to the burger. We also tried the short rib and found it to be excellent. The restaurant has a great a atmosphere and...More

Thank GolfGuy26
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Food unusual and not smothered in cheese. Scallops risotto very nice and portion size just right for non American visitors. Waiting staff very helpful though need to listen a bit more. Didn’t have a glass of Pinot Grigio so brought a Pinot noir!...More

Thank peakdistricttravel
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I was here two days in a row. This friendly place has a nice selection of wines and fine food. I reckon it is a lovely place to stay for dinner. Ask for some suggestion on wine-food pairing and enjoy.

Thank Frank_de_Bos
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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