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CAV

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Upper South Providence
American, Cafe, International
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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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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 52
    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
Fantastic

One of thoses places that u never going to said is bad! !! Exelente, , yes very good food delicious and great service! !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Eliud A
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of thoses places that u never going to said is bad! !! Exelente, , yes very good food delicious and great service! !!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of my clients recommended CAV for brunch and although I have had numerous great dining experiences in Providence this was definitely one of the best. Tucked away in a great neighborhood with an incredibly unique atmosphere, CAV's food turned out to even top the awesome ambience. We couldn't decide on what to order because everything looked so delicious....and it... More 

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Chicago, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cav hits all the right notes. First, it's a feast for the eyes...cozy and eclectic with warm woods, exposed brick, chandeliers and antiques (apparently they also deal in antiques) scattered throughout. Pretty crewel work tablecloths at every table. The food more than lived up to the atmosphere. The appetizer of butter-poached Maine lobster, crispy noodles, whole roasted shallots, sauteed shitake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

CAV - Providence, RI - 7/31/2015 One of the things I love about Providence is the abundance of really good restaurants... CAV is one such place. As you walk thru the courtyard you approach what will be one of the most amazing restaurants. The staff is very friendly and they offer the convenience of online reservations. Parking is ample and... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

scallops that were so sweet with risotto which made such a great meal that everyone wanted to taste it. a nice fish that my wife had was just right and the fish was so fresh and its meat was just so sweet and flaky and the sides were just so different and helped make the meal just over the top.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Was looking online for a place for Sunday brunch in Providence and stumbled upon this gem! Hidden in the most obscure location, was the cutest little place with a gorgeous outdoor terrace, (we ate inside) and unusual, funky and slightly haunting decor. We enjoyed our brunch from start to finish, with very helpful and friendly staff. I had the waffle... More 

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went with another couple for a birthday dinner. One of the guests is a chef and said he never had a better meal - he had the duck comfit prepared perfectly. My husband had the glazed scallops (pictures), the other friend had a white bean and pasta dish and I had the seared tuna salad as an entrée. I also... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at the CAV restaurant in Providence R.I. We were looking for a romantic atmosphere with quality food selections. We were not disappointed. CAV was one of the most unique places I've eaten in this country. The A in CAV stands for antiques of which you are surrounded during your dining experience.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Have eaten in many restaurants in Providence but had not been to CAV before, so was pleasantly surprised to find it was consistent with good reviews. The menu offers a variety of both French and Italian dishes, which would normally seem odd, but CAV handles all well. We had the walnut crusted warm Brie cheese to start - very good... More 

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Orange County, Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hadn't been to Cav in probably twenty years and a lot can change during that time! But not Cav. A very unique restaurant/antique shop. Items from around the world are tastefully positioned throughout the restaurant. Fun to browse while waiting for your food. All for sale! Went for a late lunch so it was not crowded. Had bruschetta for appetizer... 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, Cafe, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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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