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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Upper South Providence)
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Ranked #19 of 738 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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Manchester, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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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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Woodbury, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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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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