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CAV

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Upper South Providence
American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Bassett St.)
Trolley stops within a block from CAV; refer to Ripta website Shuttles from Brown and RISD also stop a block from CAV on Bassett St.
401-751-9164
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Primo Restaurant

In a foodie state like Rhode Island this is by far the best restaurant. The creative menu, amazing atmosphere and over the top staff makes CAV truly amazing. It doesn't matter if it is a romantic dinner for two, a business dinner or lunch or a group of friends out for a fun evening. CAV is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
mackeyjack
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Danbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

In a foodie state like Rhode Island this is by far the best restaurant. The creative menu, amazing atmosphere and over the top staff makes CAV truly amazing. It doesn't matter if it is a romantic dinner for two, a business dinner or lunch or a group of friends out for a fun evening. CAV is the place to go.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friendly service - good food. Atmosphere was nice, liked the decorations. Romantic. I wish the parking lot / street parking had more lighting.

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Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

All we can say is fantastic ! The ONLY place to dine, for any occasion, in Providence. The menu has amazing choices, at good prices & did we mention the sincere & professional service? Free public parking lot just across the street or street parking as well. All in all, a wonderful family brunch.

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I am gluten free so when i first looked at the menu it appeared there were not many gluten free options but after asking i found out that all of the meals except the pasta dishes are gluten free. Because the sauces are made from scratch there is no floor filler. I also had an app of scallion dumplings that... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with friends from the area on recent trip for Sunday brunch. Service was very good,as was the food. Went for Sunday brunch with friends on a trip to area. Service was efficient and friendly. Tasty Bloody Mary! Food was very good and menu selection allowed everyone to get something they liked. Recommend to anyone for a nice outing.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic food and cocktails. Only issue is there are too many tables in this restaurant and cramped. I felt like I was having my dinner with the dinning guest's behind me.

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

One of the top 5 places in Providence, RI. Outstanding menu with an A+ wine selection. The Service is very good in this funky decorated eating establishment. Reservation is highly recommended. Parking is free and within easy walk to this fine dining place. Loved the Filet and the Salmon. It is a fine place !

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best meal we have had in Providence, (one of the best anywhere in the world) and one of the most interesting settings. Art from Africa, tapestries hanging and as table coverings give an exotic feel, along with multiple chandeliers creating a festive mood. We had exceptional risotto with wild mushrooms - an ample serving of risotto swimming in a... More 

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Mahnattan48
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were joined by out-of-town friends for dinner at Cav, and our friends were delighted. The menu is eclectic, as is the decor - an ever changing selection of items from around the world "curated" by the owner - the food is excellent, the service is attentive but not intrusive, and the noise level is much more reasonable by todays... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I was planning a rehearsal dinner in Providence from Baltimore so I never saw CAV before the day if the dinner. I spoke with Sylvia, the owner, numerous times though to set things up. We had 45 people in the Antiques Room and everyone loved the atmosphere and the chandeliers are now my profile picture! There was room for people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
    (Bassett St.)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops within a block from CAV; refer to Ripta website Shuttles from Brown and RISD also stop a block from CAV on Bassett St.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Upper South Providence
  • Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-751-9164

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?