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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Upper South Providence)
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Ranked #27 of 733 restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
Cross street: Bassett St.
Transit: 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.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The CAV is great plaace to have dinner and drinks. The food is excellent, service is outstanding and excellent place to dine in Providence. Our waiter was Jason who did an excellent job. This is now one of my favorite restaurants in Providence.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The staff at the CAV was top-notched! The food was delicious. Free parking! Everyone enjoyed their brunch choices. It's truly a hidden treasure,we were looking for a quaint style not a chain restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I worked in the area of CAV many years ago and used to occasionally eat lunch here, and always had an excellent meal. The food was delicious and relatively fancy, and the venue was curious and difficult to explain; very filled with knick-knacks (and I've been told that you can purchase many of the items on display, but I never... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Came for lunch on a Friday. A little off the beaten path, and a bit tricky to find the entrance. But, WOW. It's a visual experience when you first go inside. Mirrors....propped, hanging, leaning...everywhere! Lights, and crystals. Artwork. Tapestries, textiles...so much to see! Wonderful service. Food was very good, although, to be honest, I'm basing this on a tomato and... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The contrast of dark wood and sparkling crystal chandeliers (lots of them, everywhere!) sets the mood for this super-cool Providence eatery. I lunched there with a large group of friends, and we had a terrific time. One very real blessing: no intrusive, too-loud background music! We were seated at a long table, and were able to converse reasonably well without... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were in 4 couples in Providence on what seemed to be a very busy weekend. We tried to get reservations at several other places but they balked since we were a party of eight. They would take us but only at odd hours. CAV was very friendly when we called and was very willing to make a reservation for... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

When i read other reviews, i thought this place might be too fancy. i just wanted a nice dinner with my daughter with not too much fuss. We both loved this place at first sight. the wait staff was so welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere i would describe as elegant eclecticism with a touch of funky. it was so relaxing,... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a spot everyone must try. I went with a friend last Friday night who highly recommended the place. The only downfall is it isn’t cheap! But if you have a special occasion or just want to go out for a nice dinner, this is a great place. The margaritas were tasty, filet was out of this world, and... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite places. The atmosphere is fun and funky - we always sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail ( try the Scotsman in Paris) and then salad and a mix of appetizers to split. There are several good salads to choose from and the appetizers are filling. I've had entrees here as well, but... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went with a group of friends to this popular and eclectic restaurant . I ordered the seared duck with duck confit;one of the items recommended by the server. It was so dry that I found it inedible; a highly unusual happening for me. My husband and one of member of our party had the pasta with lobster and both said... More

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