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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 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
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Was there on 1/13/18. Took the restaurant 2 hours to serve our meal, and this was a problem with other tables. My food was good, but my wife's short rib had lots of fat on it and our friend's shrimp had lot of veins. Waitress...More

1  Thank AlexVSanDiego
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Nice small wine bar in downtown Napa. Good selection of foods and wine. Friendly young staff is very fun. Locals midweek special is three course dinner for $35! Very nice price value meal.

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Visit from my brother and his fiancé. After a day in the valley we at at Carpe Diem at the bar. Ordered a number of small plates rather than meals. Everything excellent. We had eaten the dining room 4 months earlier and it was a...More

Thank Tricia F
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 10 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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