Carpe Diem

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1535 Elizabeth Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28204


Carpe Diem has been open since 1989. The restaurant is 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 longtime favorites, like our hazelnut-crusted goat cheese salad, but has new items that will keep your palate interested. As always, we feature several daily specials for those of you who want variety. We take pride in providing you with gracious service. When dining with us, we want you to truly "seize the moment" and let us take care of the details.

2018 50 Best Restaurants

$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


First course (choice of one)

Grilled Grape Salad - Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onion, toasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese vinaigrette

Warm Goat Cheese Salad - mixed greens, hazelnut-crusted goat cheese, wine poached onions, apricot-jalapeño vinaigrette

Chilled Cucumber-Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Roasted Asparagus - with shiitake mushrooms, fried leeks and gochujang vinaigrette

Second course (choice of one)

Grilled Pork Chop – brined and grilled, succotash, orange coriander chimichurri

Pan-Seared Salmon - scallion sauce, smashed new potatoes, charred okra

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast - Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, shallot-black pepper gravy

Falafel Waffle - falafel spiced gluten-free chickpea waffle, sesame roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, fig vinaigrette

Dessert (choice of one)

Coconut Cake - with spiced caramelized pineapple

Passionfruit Creme Brulee

Chocolate Pound Cake - with salted caramel sauce and a nut crumble

Citrus Pie - with a saltine-Graham cracker crust and whipped cream

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