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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
+1 401-751-9164
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: CAV
1. Cav
"Delicious food , wonderful spoken presentation , amazing decor"
Barbara D
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2. Great food and ambience
"The food was absolutely delicious and the ambience unmatched."
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3. One of the coolest restaurants
"The food is amazing-the scallops, filet mignon, desserts."
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was so delicious and the atmosphere is so fun. They have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The poached eggs with hollandaise and bacon and the best roasted red bliss potatoes and the turkey baguette with greens were what we had and then the...More

Thank Cindy C
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Cav is special. A true hidden gem in every way. The decoration is so cool, it immediately gives you a cool vibe that continues through your meal. The food is as special and creative as the surroundings around you. The professional , classy waiters just...More

Thank 123Vega
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cav's oa in what was once one of those brick industrial buildings. The restoration has created a nice ambiance We found the menu , preparation , piresentation and service to be very good. We have been there before and will return. They have their parking...More

Thank Harold C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully done restaurant with it’s unique style and taste. Wonderful dishes to match went for brunch there today with my sister. Service was excellent, will definitely be going back!

Thank 742sunflowergirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go here often so it was nice to go back here after a while. Food was as good as I remembered. They haven’t changed the menu at all, so I got my favorite meal, the Porto. Also, this place has really great...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally “stumbled” upon CAV looking for a restaurant on the TripAdvisor app - what a find! Quite an eclectic decor, good menu and excellent food. Reasonably priced. I had the tuna - cooked rare and a lot more tuna than I expected. Wife had salmon,...More

Thank BeerVenturer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

CAV has gone way up and way down in quality over the years. My last few meals there were pretty good, and I had high expectations when I went there with friends for lunch last week, but I was disappointed. First: the lobster bisque was...More

Thank Loren W
RestaurantCAV, Owner at CAV, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Loren, I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit. It is our goal to provide a unique and enjoyable dining experience and I am sorry we did not succeed on your last visit. Our lobster bisque is designed to be sweet. it is...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

After reading all the good reviews, we decided to try it out. Glad we did! First of all, the interior of the restaurant is so eclectic and beautiful, we were amazed. There is also outdoor dining that would be beautiful when the weather is warmer....More

Thank Roland L
RestaurantCAV, Owner at CAV, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

It brings me joy to see you enjoyed your dinner. The restaurant and our dishes are unique and that goes for our lobster bisque as well. Our Bisque is designed to be a bit sweeter with touch of brown sugar and butternut squash added to...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit. Impressions begin upon easily making 4:30pm reservation on line. We arrived promptly at appointed time. CAV is in old, former silverware factory in obscure downtownish location. Parking-a sign in lot across street indicating it was free to CAV patrons would be helpful....More

Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

At first glance this place may not look like much from the outside but it makes up for it in character on the inside. The inside was very interesting in its decor and the live music was spot on for dinner. We split a Brie...More

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Questions & Answers
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I believe other reviewers have answered the questions quite well. I can add nothing more specifically since i did not see a function room when we had our memorable dinner there. Parking was very easy and everything is on the... More
April 11, 2015|
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Response from verwO2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.They make a great bloody mary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 401-751-9164
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