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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Upper South Providence)
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Ranked #20 of 727 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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English first
Woodbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

It is refreshing to go to a place where everything comes together. The service was friendly and professional, the atmosphere unique to say the least, and the food beautifully prepared and presented. We will make a point to go back the next time we are in the area.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

CAV (stands for Cocktails, Atmosphere and Victuals) has been a unique mainstay of the Providence Restaurant scene for more than 30 years since the space started out as a wool factory.15 years ago the space was unique and the food kind of so...so. It still is. Several years ago came in and insisted that the extensive collections of orientalist rugs... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

First visit to this lovely restaurant today to celebrate my mother's 83rd birthday. Code this restaurant because it was equidistant for family gathering and they take reservations. We are delighted that we chose CAV! Everything was PERFECT! Kurt the Maître'd was so kind and helpful from the reservation (to which I had to add another person) from having us drive... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Dining in CAV is what I imagine it would be like dining in a museum. The food is wonderful….great New England clam chowder, delicious sandwiches, fresh salads. But most extraordinary is the unusual decor: the chandeliers hanging down from the ceiling, the kilims under glass on the table tops, the many figurines and mirrors throughout. If you just go for... More

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fall river, massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From being greeted at the door until walking out the door, this restaurant was hand down one of the best. The food and drinks were excellent.THe service was top notch. I had the mussels and lobster bisque it was delicious. We had crab cakes, lobster and salad for apps for all to share. The crab cakes were the best I've... More

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Attleboro, MA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visited this restaurant a number of years ago but had not had the opportunity to return. I will not let such a long time pass between visits! Decor is wonderful, service was above excellent and food was presented wonderfully and tasted great as well! Not an easy place to find but easier then last time! Plently of parking in an... More

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Rochester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My brother just had his wedding here and I was impressed with everything! The rehearsal brunch was delicious and the service was unmatched. There was a genuine interest in our satisfaction from management as well as from the servers. The wedding atmosphere was amazing, everyone was commenting on how beautiful and unlike anything they'd seen the place looked. The food... More

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rhode island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

was seated by hostess , when seated said on website they had a special for 17.99 ask him acted like i was nuts, then said i will get you the menu, never came with it, ask the girl she got it for me nothing on it i wanted , ordered a mussel dish which was very good had a mushroom... More

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Rhode Island
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a hidden gem. Providence is famous for them. The CAV is tucked away in the Jewelry District. I visited with a friend. We had appetizers and drinks. The mussels looked great and the sauce must have been darn as I could tell from all the bread dipping (always a good sign). The crab cake was large and actually quite... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were 2 couples enjoying a Saturday night out. We found CAV on TripAdvisor and with all the wonderful reviews decided it was worth a shot. We were in awe from the moment we walked in until we left. Everything from the unique décor (love the crystal chandeliers!!) to the cozy feel of the bar, warm inviting booth (cushioning couch... More

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Additional Information about CAV

Address: 14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
Phone Number: 401-751-9164
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Upper South Providence
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic

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