Carpe Diem

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.

Named one of the 2019 "50 Best Restaurants" by

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

Soup or Salad (choice of one)

Grilled Grape Salad - Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onions, roasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese

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

Kale Salad – shaved Brussels sprouts, Marcona almonds, cranberries, Pecorino, maple-cider vinaigrette

Roasted Garlic & Cauliflower Soup

Entree (choice of one)

Grilled NY Strip - smoked collard greens, corn fritters, garlic-herb butter, demi glace

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

Pan-Roasted Salmon - butternut squash gnocchi, sautéed kale, caramelized cauliflower, harissa beurre blanc

Mushroom Bolognese – fresh house-made tagliatelle, stewed mixed mushroom Bolognese sauce, shaved Pecorino

Dessert (choice of one)

Coffee Crème Brulee (GF) - with chocolate almond cookie

White Chocolate Cheesecake - with lemon curd topping

Cinnamon Bread Pudding - with Bourbon custard sauce

Chocolate Layer Cake - with rum crème Anglaise

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