Carpe Diem

6 rue Bouhier 21000 Dijon France Map
Average price €26.00
8,9 /10
502 reviews
280 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

20% off food

Conditions: Drinks not included. Minimums apply Start + Main or Main + Desert minimum per person.
Valid: Lunch: Tuesday to Thursday. Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday.

About the restaurant Carpe Diem

BIJOU ÉPICURIEN - En plein cœur du centre historique de Dijon, Le Carpe Diem célèbre le poète Horace et sa fameuse locution : "Cueille le jour présent sans te soucier du lendemain". Traduction gastronomique : "Émerveillez vos papilles, le temps d'un repas, sans vous soucier du lendemain"...

L'EAU À LA BOUCHE - Au programme, du tradi bourguignon, oui, mais exclusivement avec des produits frais : tronçon de turbot en croûte de sel, purée de carottes et émulsion de fenouil, effilochée de bœuf aux morilles et son tian de légumes, beignet de chocolat et son moelleux cassis...

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.20
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €4.50
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €3.50
    Glass of wine
  • €18.00
    En flaske vin
  • €8.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €35.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €1.50

Menu prices

  • €13.50 - €27.00
    Set Lunch menu - during the week
  • €13.50 - €27.00
    Set Lunch menu - in the weekend
  • €21.00 - €27.00
    Set Dinner menu - during the week
  • €21.00 - €27.00
    Set Dinner menu - in the weekend
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Carpe Diem

How to get there?

  • Specific directions to get there
    Bien desservi par tout moyen de transport car se situe au centre ville.
  • Car park Parking à Proximité gratuit de 12h à 14h et à partir de 19h

Opening time

Déjeuner : de 11h30 à 14h (sauf le dimanche)
Dîner : de 19h à 22h (sauf dimanche et lundi)


  • Check , Credit Card , Mastercard , Ticket restaurant , Visa
  • Privatisable (54 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air conditioned , Can be privatized , English spoken , Français parlé , Handicap accessible , Pets allowed , Wifi
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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29/502 reviews
Sebastian N. Adventurer (1 review) 7 /10
  • Meal date : 16 Aug 2016
Food was mostly very good, but with one disappointing main course (filet mignon) with hardly any meat in contrast to the veal which was very generous. Plat du jour of mackerel was good. Only one waiter and when it got busy inevitably this meant that service slowed down a lot and that mistakes were made. I would give this a solid 3/5 stars as it was not expensive and you have to bear this in mind. Overall an enjoyable meal.
Frank T. Explorer (3 reviews) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 6 Aug 2016
Good food attractively presented. On Saturday night offered on the Menu of the day, but good choices in each category.You had a choice of 2 or 3 courses. Fairly good wine list for small restaurant. We would go back.
Mike C. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 28 Jul 2016
Super food, friendly welcome. Recommended!
Errol N. Adventurer (1 review) 7 /10
  • Meal date : 25 Jun 2016
Average restaurant. Nothing to write home again. Service was good but waiter spoke very little English.
Wendy Sue M. Explorer (2 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 18 Jun 2016
We needed a break- didn't want to go full out gourmet. Instead, we were looking for moderately priced, fresh, local, and relaxed. We got our wish with this restaurant. It is quite small and very popular. When we left, all 26 tables were filled. Very nice evening.
David G. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 4 Jun 2016
We made reservations about an hour in advance, arrived shortly after restaurant opened at 7PM. We were the first people in the restaurant, although it quickly filled up over the next half hour. We chose a half-bottle of a local wine, and as entrees, two different fish dishes...both entrees were excellent, as were the desserts and the wine. The restaurant is very small, perhaps no more than 20 seats and there were only two waitstaff, but they were fast and efficient, inquired about our food several times, and generally made us feel very comfortable. Total cost for everything was about 55 Euros...a bargain and an excellent dining experience.
Esther G. Conqueror (9 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 3 Jun 2016
nice restaurant, good quality without being exceptional but with a good cost/quality rate.
Jean Maxime D. Adventurer (1 review) 8,5 /10
  • Meal date : 3 Jun 2016
Restaurant très sympathique.
Meredith L. Explorer (2 reviews) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 26 May 2016
Delicious food in a relaxed setting. Friendly service with the menu explained in English. Good selection of meals available
Ayala S. Adventurer (1 review) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 22 Apr 2016
Nice food, great deserts!
Susan S. Adventurer (1 review) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 20 Apr 2016
It was a pleasant meal with good service and good value. An enjoyable evening
Vadim T. Conqueror (5 reviews) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 16 Apr 2016
A tiny restaurant that serves great food and very nice wine. We loved it!
Colin Y. Conqueror (6 reviews) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 8 Apr 2016
Small restaurant, limited wine choice and only daily blackboard menu.
Ziqi L. Conqueror (9 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 4 Mar 2016
Don't miss it!
David R. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 1 Jan 2016
one of the best meals we have had for a long time , and excellent value!
Jodie D. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 31 Dec 2015
This restaurant was a nice surprise. It does not present itself with touristic charm, but its food offers simple yet interesting flavours that draw on local tradition and ingredients. The owner is French-speaking but patient with would-be French speakers. He doesn't put on airs and graces. He is hard-working, serving his small restaurant on his own with efficiency, and he knows his wine list well, making good food-wine recommendations. We went back a second night. The highlights were the Parsnip and Potato puree of the special Foie Gras entree, the perfectly cooked river-fish, Sandre, served with a slightly acidic white-wine based sauce, and the perfect inside 'gooiness' of the chocolate fondant. I recommend this restaurant, which will serve good food, offer a range of nice wines, and not drain your wallet, like some Dijon restaurants are prone to do.
Ziqi L. Conqueror (9 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 18 Dec 2015
It's my second time to go here. Maybe the plates not suit us, but the owner is so good!!!! Because he asked us and changed our plates even we already ate them. And we paid nothing for the change. The desert is always perfect!
Ziqi L. Conqueror (9 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 9 Dec 2015
Cassie M. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 30 Oct 2015
This was by far our best meal in Dijon. The quality for the price is unbeatable - €26 for three fantastic courses and reasonably priced, very good quality wine. The only waiter (who I believe was also the owner) was extremely attentive without being over bearing at all. He spoke very clear and slow French for me, being an American student trying to learn French. My mother and I had the most amazing pork dish we've ever had, and the veal was also to die for. The desserts were equally as amazing. We finished off our very calm, unpretentious dinner with an on-the-house after dinner drink from the region. If you are looking for a local gem, we highly recommend!
Lawrence P. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 20 Oct 2015
A quiet out of the way place, small, no tourists (except us!). Fantastic food from a short but well thought out menu.
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