About Carpe Vino (21+ Establishment)
Auburn, CA 95603
CARPE VINO SERVES PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (YES...EVEN THOUGH WE SERVE DINNER). Located in what was originally a Civil War-era saloon in the heart of Old Town Auburn, Carpe Vino offers a unique setting for relishing great wine and stellar cuisine. Enjoy wine and dinner at the "Mary Pickford" wine bar with selections from all over California, or relax in our elegant dining room, surrounded by racks of wine.
Carpe Vino's innovative menu is California themed yet French-inspired. We offer fine dining tempered by our Old West heritage, with many core ingredients sourced from local farmers whom we know by name.
The menu changes virtually weekly, with new selections added based on farmer's market availability. Upwards of 40 wines are available by the glass; since Carpe Vino has a substantial wine shop business, bottles opened in the building are priced at retail plus $5.
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 9pm
Reservations of 5 or more must contact Carpe Vino directly.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(530) 823-0320 ext. 102
Carpe Vino does not offer musical entertainment.
Nearby on-street parking is available, along with several public lots. Old Town Auburn is a popular entertainment destination, so best to arrive a bit early.
Private Party Facilities:
Carpe Vino's "Wine Mine," circa 1850, is an unparalleled venue for private events. Constructed of stone and built into a hill behind our main building, the room is candle lit for private parties and winemaker dinners. Capacity is 24.
Private Party Contact:
Restaurant Manager: (530) 823-0320 ext. 112
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carpe Vino (21+ Establishment) Ratings and Reviews
Food excellent. Had to ask for bread and ...
Food excellent. Had to ask for bread and water. Our girl did not ask if we needed anything. Bill accounting a little confusing. Great food beautiful presentation. A little pricey. Enjoyed the experience. Will come again.
Wonderful creative food, the very best i ...
Wonderful creative food, the very best in the area. We have never been disappointed in Carpe Vino and we eat at the restaurant as often as possible. The atmosphere is sophisticated and lively. The wine choice is always a surprise with many different wines to sample from.
Carpe Vino is a wine bar/restaurant. We ...
Carpe Vino is a wine bar/restaurant. We asked for a wine that was featured in their online wine list. Found out it's not available. We ordered another bottle of a medium priced Ca. wine; it was unavailable. Food portions were stingy and the restaurant dining room was freezing cold. And this is the best restaurant in town!
Overall we had a good time. Our appetize ...
Overall we had a good time. Our appetizers were great. The puree of mushroom soup was delicious as were the lamb meatballs. Our dessert of the stout chocolate cake was really good too. Our entrees weren't great unfortunately. My wife's scallops seamed underdone and she couldn't really eat them. And my braised beef cheek, though super tender, was very mild in flavor. No wow factor like our appetizers. And being a pretty pricey restaurant, you kind of expect the wow factor. That all said, we still had a good time and the service was just great.
The total experience from being greeted ...
The total experience from being greeted to telling us the ingredients of each item and the presentation was fantastic. The wine selection and our waiter helping us pick the perfect bottle was very helpful. Desert was the best we've ever had, truly a culinary experience not to be missed. We are planning our next visit very soon.
Chef Eric Alexander and his crew continu ...
Chef Eric Alexander and his crew continue never disappoint--great food, great service, great atmosphere--what more could you want for a fine dining experience. We are fortunate to have Carpe Vino and their staff to enjoy!
OVERALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. WE ORDERED T ...
OVERALL FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. WE ORDERED THE ITALIAN PREFIX MEAL WITH THE SUGGESTED IMPORT WINE. THE WINE WAS THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT. I'M EXPECTING SOMETHING SPECIAL BUT THEIR ITALIAN SELECTIONS WERE AVERAGE. WINE IN A CARAFE? ? THE BEST COURSE WAS THE SOUP. WHEN YOU SET THE BAR HIGH PLEASE DON'T LET ME DOWN.
We ate at Carpe Vino for a birthday dinn ...
We ate at Carpe Vino for a birthday dinner. The evening was great with good service, a comfortable setting, and exellent food. The menu changes often according to season and includes fresh, local foods. I have heard many good things about Carpe Vino, and it met my expectations and more.
This was our first dinner at the restaur ...
This was our first dinner at the restaurant. The food was fantastic and service was impeccable. The staff went out of their way to make our anniversary feel special. It was probably our best dining experience in the greater Sacramento area.
Service was excellent and the food was t ...
Service was excellent and the food was tasty.
But, I would not go back for another dinner as the portion sizes were incredibly small and the dinner was very expensive for small town Auburn. We ordered One glass of wine each (which wasn't even a regular size serving) and no appetizers but ordered 1 salad which was tiny and it was $100. And when I got home I had to eat because I was still hungry.
I ordered the vegan meal which was quinoa and vegetables. The quinoa was less than two cups and I had to hunt in the quinoa for the vegetables.
I don't mind spending $100 for a nice romantic meal, but only when they give you a regular serving size. I felt my dinner was more of a side dish.
First time diners at Carpe Vino. We lik ...
First time diners at Carpe Vino. We liked the new menu with a mix of new items and old favorites. The food is sensational. Delicious and great presentation. The service was friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed the evening and will se coming back
It was pouring rain. We were seated in ...
It was pouring rain. We were seated in a separate historical rock storage room, lit with candles, heated, quiet. Service was attentive, fabulous., courteous, friendly staff. Food was outrageously delicious, perfectly cooked to perfection. I would suggest having at least TWO chocolate desserts to pick from. ; ) But really no complaints. We were too stuffed to eat dessert anyway!
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