Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
Have been here twice and the food has been solid both times. The fried chicken is an absolute must, but also don't miss the octopus appetizer. I enjoy sitting in the up front bar area better than I do the main dining room because it feels a little bit more up-to-date and relaxed. The main dining room could use a little bit of a makeover.
Tried this place out for the first time on a busy Saturday night..we sat at the bar and ordered some cocktails..which were delicious! The bartender was very friendly as well as the rest of the staff. Very pleasant atmosphere as well. We will definitely be back!
I had a great dinner with business associates there. The roasted grape salad was well composed and the duck breast and mushroom dish was full of umami and quite possibly the best duck I've ever had. For the food and experience quality, the pricing is also very fair. Highly recommended!
I am astonished to see the reviews that tout the service of this restaurant. We had a very difference experience. My wife and I ate here before a Friday night event. We were seated promptly and proceeded to wait 20 minutes for a wait person to come to the table. We ordered drinks and those came relitvaley quick, but the wait person again disappeared for twenty minutes. When we finally flagged her down, we placed our order and started an even longer wait period. We both ordered steaks and they took 35 minutes to prepare. In our time waiting, the wait person did not return to the table. All in all it was a two hour time from when we sat to when we paid. The manager never visited our table to ask us about our experience and the wait person never acknowledged our long wait time. The food was good, with nice flavors and presentation, but I will never return to this restaurant based on our experience.
While we had a nice experience at Carpe Diem, I would not call it a stand out. We will try it again though to make sure. The Fried Chicken was a stand out, but my black drum portion was small and the food overall seemed hotel quality.