Carpe Diem Napa
We had a party of six and we were treated so well! We were running late but called ahead and they were able to push back our reservation. We had a casual but special celebration for our bride to be. Everything was delicious.
Food was excellent! Service was a little slow but otherwise very good. Highly recommend the risotto balls and the scallops!
We had a terrific time celebrating our son's birthday. The food was fabulous and the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely a top choice for a Napa destination.
Great restaurant in downtown Napa!
We had a very enjoyable evening and dinner at Carpe Diem - met the owner and his right hand man - they both were very friendly and accommodating - and we shared stories about our times on Celebrity Cruises - they used to work for them. The food was top notch and one of the best meals we've had in Napa. They still seem to be a bit shorthanded but are making a real effort to keep things moving and all the customers satisfied - just be patient with them and it's worth the wait. We'll definitely be back for another visit on our next stop in Napa. Thank you Ali Yildirim - your should be very proud of your restaurant and staff - best of luck.
Fabulous experience! The risotto balls were to die for and the short ribs were perfectly cooked. We ended up striking up a conversation with the nice couple next to us and they said that their meal was amazing as well. We are local so I can't wait to go back!!
I have long loved this restaurant! They recently opened back up and are in the same situation as most restaurants in California. They were short of staff. The staff fat Carpe Diem were amazing!. They had a great attitude and were working so hard to get everyone served with very few staff. We had to wait a long time for our meal, but we didn’t care. We appreciated having a fantastic dinner at a place that is working so hard to successfully reopen. .it was great to see friends and family out enjoying each other and great Napa food! Despite delays, I am pretty sure everyone appreciated the efforts of the wonderful staff. I highly recommend and am thankful this lovely Napa restaurant has re-opened . Hard work and human kindness goes a long way!
Maitre De was very responsive, the server not so much. Food was good.
Excellent experience! Great cocktail and wine list. The flatbread appetizer was full of flavor, substantial but light, and the short ribs were perfectly tender and delicious.
Even though they were very busy (Oxbow concert), the service was attentive and excellent. If they poured me another glass of water I would've floated away. 😉 Top marks from me!
Very accommodating and friendly from first greeting til end of meal.
Small menu, but outstanding dishes and flavor. Highly recommend this restaurant for food and service.
Friendly host and wait staff. Very busy for a Monday night. First course, mushroom flatbread, was excellent then waited about 30 minutes for main course ( fresh halibut) which arrived barely warm and very dry and overcooked. There was a very loud table of 6 guests in our section who seemed to be dominating the waitstaff. The remaining two tops around us were somewhat neglected.. It literally was so loud I couldn’t carry on a conversation with my dining partner. Not the restaurant’s fault but annoying none the less. I normally enjoy an energetic restaurant but this was so over the top rowdy. The waitstaff did remain friendly throughout. I would recommend this restaurant because the food and wine selection is very good. Maybe eating on the bar side might be more intimate for two people.
I had requested a high top table but we were seated at a standard table. It just felt crowded and more casual than I was expecting. The food was great though.
Nice ambience. Service and food and drinks were great! I had the chicken, which was cooked perfectly and my husband had the halibut - which he loved. We recommend this restaurant highly.
Halibut special was the most overcooked piece of fish I have ever seen. They served us our salad and flat bread which was delicious but forgot to place our entree orders. They thought we were done and brought us dessert menus. I told them we had not even gotten our entrees yet. That was another 1/2 hour.
Most friendly environment and great food’b
Exceptional restaurant and vibrant bar in downtown Napa. Indoor and outdoor seating available. The new owners are knocking it out of the park. Drinks from the performance bar keep Izzy are exceptional and he is a master of his craft. I was shocked to see Flannery Beef on the menu. Obviously, someone in the kitchen has connections as this beef is only available to the most connected of kitchens in the United States. The steak and sides were to die for!
I always love Carpe Diem, it's a great little spot for wine and a meal with friends, in an intimate and fun atmosphere.
It appeared the restaurant was just opening as our reservations were for 6 PM. We sat outside so we did had to deal with some sun, wind, and traffic noise, which is not at all the restaurant's fault, just the new normal of 2021.
We ordered an appetizer which came right away. However, our food took over 50 minutes to appear, and only after our waiter went back to the kitchen to check on it. Our Turkish waiter, who had just started working there, was both attentive and personable.
I was thinking that after that wait, the food had better be good, and I was not disappointed. I had Mary's Chicken with broccoli in a poblano pepper sauce which was done to perfection and delicious. My wife had the catch of the day, which I tasted, and it was also excellent. My teenage son had the Ostrich burger, which I did not taste, but he loved it. Dessert was cheesecake (dense) and homemade Twix bars (with ice cream) which my wife and son tell me were fantastic.
I would definitely return for a special occasion as it was Napa tourist pricey, but make sure you're not in any hurry to make a show or movie time.
Excellent food; my dinner companion said the halibut far exceeded her high expectations. I loved the ostrich burger (sans poached egg) and truffle fries, but the amount of brie on burger made it a bit too rich for me; I wish I'd removed half. Great service, but the space felt a bit crowded; I was not able to maintain a 6' distance from anyone. Two of us had a wonderful meal for about $65 without alcohol; left a big tip.
I have never had such a horrible experience in a restaurant. The server continuously passed our table and did not ask if we needed anything. It took over 40 minutes to receive a class of champagne. The food was either cold, over cooked, or flat out wrong. Out of six entrees, none were prepared correctly. The server was so busy catering to his other tables, he didn't care to notice our disappointment. Another person came over to ask if anything was wrong, once our server passed the table without acknowledging the 5th time. I travel alot and I frequent many moderate to high end restaurants. Carpe Diem was by far the worst experience I have ever had. I was really disappointed. It saddened me, as I was really looking forward to a great experience based on the reviews. WORST experience/dinner ever.
We went for a late lunch with a 2:00 reservation. We were seated at 2:00 and the service was extremely slow.
We didn't get the wine we ordered until around 2:30 and we didn't get our entrees until 3:10.
The menu is pretty limited, so this was for three of their specials, a BLT, and a hamburger.
The food was OK, but not great.
The waitress “forgot” to mention that the steak (special of the day) was $145 !!!
Definitely not something I would have ordered if I knew.
I expect a nice steak to be expensive but that is beyond insane!
The noise level in the back room made it impossible to have a conversation!
Their food is actually very good and the service is also great, but this time it was all a huge and expensive FAIL!
Comfortable restaurant in downtown Napa with new and very hospitable owners! Ate outside due to covid resurgence. Staff was super friendly and attentive. Mussels were to die for!
Great birthday celebration for my wife! Food and service was outstanding! Great meeting Jose!! Very friendly!
Food lacked flavor and the drinks were fresh!
We enjoy are dinner and evening at Carpe Diem Napa.
Some cool things on the menu, including cocktails, but some of the worst service I’ve ever experienced. Most everyone was very friendly and there was one extremely good server but only saw him once, just otherwise extremely inattentive and forgetful. Had to order things more than once, got the wrong things, got other people’s food, got other people’s checks, had to ask for silverware, had to flag people to order anything, ended up being there for 2 hours 15 mins and all we had was one appetizer, one entre, and two drinks. Never got the check after asking for it twice so went in and paid at the hostess stand and got the hell out of there. Would never go back unfortunately.
Service was so slow...we were asked if we wanted desert a half an hour before we received our entrees
Decent place, decent food, great location and amazing service.
Ostrich burger continues to do well, the rest is so-so and the steak was not good at all.
We love the owner and happy he is back in Napa.
Excellent food and great service 😊
The food was excellent. A little loud as a restaurant, but not too loud as to not enjoy dinner. Service was prompt, and the food was very delicious. Better than most valley restaurants, but not as good as some.
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We started out with the charcuterie board which was fantastic. Our entree was braised beef short rib with risotto and brussel sprouts which was very tender and delicious. Best we've ever had. Service was spot on. Definitely will be back.
Always good, but would appreciate a more robust bar menu!
Food, service, and ambience were all great. My husband had the ostrich burger and an old fashioned cocktail, and I had the squid ink pasta and wine flight.
I love the outdoor dining space and the food was awesome
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