Carpe Diem Restaurant and Lounge
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Welcome to Carpe Diem Restaurant and Caterers. Carpe Diem is a fine dining restaurant and catering company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood near downtown Charlotte. We have been open since 1989, but have moved twice due to downtown business developments. We are now in our third incarnation at 1535 Elizabeth Avenue. Our interiors are done in a beautiful art nouveau style. Mahogany doors, copper lighting that vines around the wood work, and marble floors are just a few details that will engage you in the surroundings. Our menu features long time favorites, like our hazelnut crusted goat cheese salad and buttermilk chicken with black pepper-shallot cream, but we offer a variety of specials to keep your palate interested. We have several vegetarian options on our menu and a daily vegetarian special. We strive to use local products from our hard working farm partners. Carpe Diem Restaurant and Caterers has consistently been voted one of the top ten Charlotte restaurants in Zagat's Guide to America's Top Restaurants every year since 2005.

Carpe Diem Caterers has been catering Charlotte weddings and corporate events for 22 years. In fact, we were caterers before we opened Carpe Diem. We specialize in delicious custom menus that help to make your event a culinary experience. Carpe Diem Caterers is a preferred vendor for many of Charlotte's art museums including the Mint Museum Uptown, Mint Museum Randolph, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Our restaurant is also available for receptions during the day. A private room is available in the evening for meetings or rehearsal dinners. At Carpe Diem, we take pride in providing you with gracious service. We want you to leave happy and satisfied, so all our staff are here to insure an auspicious experience. We, the proprietors, sisters Tricia Maddrey and Bonnie Warford, are from Miami, Florida. Our interest in food grew from a love of the Latin and tropical flavors that influenced us growing up. These culinary influences have shaped our version of “new American” cuisine. When dining with us, we want you to truly “seize the moment” and let us take care of the details.
Dinner Hours
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm until 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm until 11:00pm
Open Easter Day and Mother's Day for brunch

Join us for "Appy Hour"

Half price appetizers at the bar Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm Tuesdays - all house cocktails are 1/3 off

1535 Elizabeth AvenueCharlotte, NC For Reservations Call 704-377-7976
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