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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.


Charlotte Magazine new logo small 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Charlotte Magazine new logo small 2015 Best of the Best Award winner: Service


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


Salad (choice of one)

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

Kale Caesar - garlic croutons, oven-dried tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, harissa-Caesar dressing

Warm Goat Cheese Salad - mixed greens, hazelnut crust, wine-poached onions, apricot-jalapeño vinaigrette

Entrée (choice of one)

Grilled Pork Chop - brined and grilled, apple, local King Trumpet mushroom and shallot risotto, Bourbon honey mustard glaze

Shrimp or Vegetarian Geechie Boy Grits - NC shrimp or local oyster mushrooms, slow-roasted tomatoes, jalapeno bacon, coffee BBQ sauce with shrimp or sautéed oyster mushrooms

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

Mushroom Bolognese - fresh house-made tagliatelle with stewed mixed mushroom Bolognese sauce and shaved Pecorino

Dessert (choice of one)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Bread Pudding - with Bourbon creme anglaise

Coffee Creme Brulee

White Chocolate Cheesecake - with raspberry sauce