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Carpe Diem Wine Bar

#15 of 215 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559-3099 (Brown Street)
+1 707-224-0800
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16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Napa, California
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364 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in at 5 for happy hour. We had the chefs special flatbread, risotto ball, small salads and the cheese and charcuterie board. Everything was great! My husband was disappointed with the flatbread, said it was too sweet. He prefers more savory... next time we will be sure to ask before ordering. Happy hour is 4-6 pm mon-fri. The... More 

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Thank karansimoni
Omaha, Nebraska
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266 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant so make reservations ahead of time. Great service and food. We had steak and salmon - awesome! We had a round of salads - yummy. and we had wine. All were great and the service was exceptional. We will be back and have told all our friends about this little gem.

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Thank ladyomaha
Akron, Ohio
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having purchased plenty of wine in Napa and eaten at plenty of restaurants, we just wanted a simple meal and sit outside our hotel. We ordered the meat & cheese platters to go. It was a perfect meal with a bottle of rose!

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Thank Tim B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved this place and try to go back every trip. It is an easy walk if you are staying in downtown Napa.

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Thank Troyas2014
Napa, California
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious bites, wine and cocktails at great prices. If the whole idea of Happy Hour is a wine bar's way of luring customers in so they can keep them forever as loyal customers because the food and drinks are so awesome, then Carpe Diem nails it. Fantastic service and friendly staff too. I'm hooked.

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Thank napasyrah
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219 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and had a good happy hour starting when they open at 4pm. We had wine only since we had just eaten at Hog Island Oyster Bar. Staff was very friendly. Their chacuterie board looked yummy at just $14.

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Thank Donna S
Stow, OH
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here our first night in Napa. What a great choice. I had the ostrich burger (without the bun) and it was more than enough. Delicious and highly recommend it. My husband's steak was also first rate. Decor and service were top notch too

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Thank Terry B
Northern California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and friendly staff make for a wonderful experience. Happy hour is a great time to go but the dinners are good as well.

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Thank Teacher_Tink
Quincy, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service,great bartender. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere here.tacos and the steak were excellent.

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Thank Breaking1
Auburn, California
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213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Enjoyable atmosphere with a good selection of local wines. Some entrees were judged to be very good or excellent and a couple much less so. Service was average on a busy mid-week night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, 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, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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