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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
+1 401-751-9164
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
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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"
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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

I work in this neighborhood and CAV is a popular place. It's a restaurant-cum-gallery, and I used to think it was a bit too precious, but it's become much customer-friendly, and the food is good. I had lunch here on Thursday 6/21; my friend and...More

Thank Loren W
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We've been here multiple times for lunch and dinner and the food and service are always remarkable! The food is well-prepared and very fresh with a unique menu for Providence. They set the bar high but always exceed expectations. Highly recommended for business or pleasure!

Thank Scott H
Reviewed yesterday

I went here for a special event. The location is not the best and the roads are horrible, but the restaurant is beautifully decorated, the staff were really nice and the entire event went very well. They did a great job specially decorating the room...More

Thank StephV44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant on Father's Day the decor is eclectic very nice setting. The only thing I had to complain about was the service waited 20 minutes for the server to come was not told that only the brunch menu was available until...More

Thank Njrn007
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the flea market, on Sunday, in Providence, we were ready for brunch. CAV was fairly close proximity to where we were, but required some twists and turns to get to the location in a restored factory/mill. It is off the beaten path, but...More

Thank berkshiretraveler53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CAV is a real jewel and when we know we are heading there for dinner we truly look forward to it. My favorites are the Point Judith Calamari and Sesame Tuna. If you haven't been, beware. You will get hooked.

Thank providencerimassage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a college graduation dinner here last weekend for a party of 7. From the minute we walked in the door to this hidden gem, we knew we had chosen the right place. First, the décor is warm and unique, the antiques that are...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal was fantastic....were very accommodating to the amount of people we had .....which amounted to more than our intended reservation...

Thank gran73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just ate my delicious leftovers from last night’s outstanding meal at CAV. Home made pasta with lobster and English peas . My husband had duck in a blood orange sauce which he adored. Our friends are kosher with other food allergies and CAV’s server and...More

Thank gallerygirl09
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Celebrating mother’s day with family. We found a new fave restaurant in providence area. Calamari for starters was delicious; not too breaded which is good. Had the scallops and shrimp with risotto; good overall but I didn’t fall in love with the risotto though. My...More

Thank piamccusker
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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
$21 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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