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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
11:30 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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great find!

We wanted a nice domestic dinner and break From our road trip. We found this place... Decor is awesome, the food even better. Since we were traveling we opted for salads and a bunch of apps. Our waiter curt was very good and knowledgeable and made our experience even better. We will certainly be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Robyn K
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Johns Creek, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant setting is in a renovated factory with great décor. The food was delicious and service very good for a busy night. A great overall experience.

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Southern Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Part restaurant, part antique store, this is the one Providence restaurant I wanted to return after 20 years away from the city. I was not surprised to see it was still open. Their food and atmosphere was still terrific 20 years later. The CAV has served as the setting for many dreams I have had in the last 20 years...I... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We wanted a nice domestic dinner and break From our road trip. We found this place... Decor is awesome, the food even better. Since we were traveling we opted for salads and a bunch of apps. Our waiter curt was very good and knowledgeable and made our experience even better. We will certainly be beck next time we are passing... More 

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Wakefield
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Up in Providence on a rainy day and decided to try CAV, which had heard about. Set in an old factory in the revived jewelry district. Antique / funky decor was great, excellent, reasonably priced menu with good sized portions, and great service. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We (3 people), had a reservation for Mother's Day. Very poor management. They obviously overbooked and did not have sufficient staff. Thirty minute wait for our table, 30 minute wait for just the drinks, at least 45 minutes for the food. Our reservation was for 2:30 and we didn't get out of there until 5:15! The food however was very... More 

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Restaurants that want to consider themselves fine dining--or at least charge people for fine dining--need to consider more than just the food. Service, atmosphere, and comfort of the customers should also be a factor. I would have given CAV a higher rating if they hit the mark on any of these other factors, but they didn't. I've never quite had... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Two couples, at Cav last weekend. We each had food that was so delicious that we each sampled everyone else's. I had scallops which were perfectly cooked, with risotto. Someone else had a dish with lots of mushrooms. Whatever we had, it was perfect. We ran into the owner, Sylvia, outside as we left (I didn't know her personally) and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to have brunch here on Sunday. Entering the restaurant the decor and inside was so cool and trendy. amazing design and art. I knew this place was going to be a winner. We ordered Brunch and it was amazing. everything was so fresh and homemade. all the Drinks were home made (lemonade, Ice tea etc etc) .desert was... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It had been a year since I last visited this restaurant. The inviting menu made it difficulty to select a luncheon choice. Although my selection of the tasty "Baboo" had a beautiful presentation, I was disappointed to fine only a few small pieces of chicken on the noodles. The waiter was very accommodating and brought me extra dressing to add... More 

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New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I travel here every March for a trade show and have come here for breakfast for 5 years straight. The building is historic and the interior is very nice. The host is always pleasant and the waitstaff is great. My wife ordered the Thick French toast and I ordered the pistachio encrusted Maryland Blue Crab cake with... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?