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Carpe Diem Wine Bar
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Ranked #15 of 299 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 25
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brown Street
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.
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.

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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 so we decided to do the pre-fix menu and were happy we did. We got the Raymond 2014 Cabernet and it went well with the entire meal. My husband had the onion soup - described it as a little sweet and finished every bite. I had the salad which was so rich and filling. For the entree my husband had the ostrich burger and I had the halibut. Everything was served with finesse. The service was outstanding. For dessert my husband went for the Twix served with the ice cream and I tried the chocolate dessert. It’s the only thing that was just fair. Overall it was an outstanding evening.

Thank CarolAnn G
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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 is deep in the heart of Napa. If you are in the area, definitely must try it.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 21 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
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