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Upper South Providence
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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Bassett St.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made reservations a bit late for a Friday night dinner. We had wanted to dine at a restaurant in the Italian area but the preferable dining times were taken. This was on our list though. We were dropped off by the car service in an area that looked utterly abandoned. The entrance is in the courtyard. The decor is... More 

Thank Max P
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a private function there--party for 11 to celebrate big family event. Staff were as patient, professional and attentive as could be. Great ambience, great food. Perfect!

Thank Bob M
Bettendorf, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal at this little hideaway in providence. Started with a wonderful plate of calamari and moved on to lobster bisque with Tahitian vanilla. Interesting but should have heeded servers suggestion and avoided. Vanilla overwhelmed the bisque, but server removed from Bill. Duck was outstanding and my daughter loved her salmon.

Thank toddj66
Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is wonderful, the service impeccable and the atmosphere unique! We have dined here several times with our son and daughter in law and my sister and her teen daughter. My niece loves this restaurant because she feels the quirky city vibe in her bones. My son and daughter in law love the fabulous food. My favorite is... More 

Thank FoodSnob2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unique and funky, the restaurant has a interesting atmosphere if I am correct you can purchase items in the decor. Its always busy and the food is delicious. I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times and always enjoy having dinner at Cav. The first time we headed for this restaurant we thought we must be going to... More 

Thank dreamtravels1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dining experience we have had in a long time! Cannot go wrong!!! Food was exquisite and atmosphere and decor so unique. This place gets the best of our recommendations and we dine out a lot!

Thank Carolyn W
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its art deco, very interesting mix of elements and Big chandeliers . The service was very good and the food did not let us down. The duck was delicious, Caprese salad and the Rib Eye was tender. Would have loved to try the tuna and the yellowtail, next time 🤗

Thank Alejandra N
Coral Springs, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll love the décor, savor the food and relish the drinks. The scallops over a vegetable puree were excellent! My wife's salmon was a dish she'll come back for time and again. Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a nice ambiance pared with great food!

Thank Mike R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and the ambience was a journey to the past , food was excellent, we arrived to the restaurant at the end of the brunch , New England Clam chowder was smooth and testy, and small piece of salmon with greens was just amazing, our waiter was very cordial, and we finished our meal with a great fruit tart... More 

Thank Adriana O
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Our April 3rd Bridal Shower Luncheon was fabulous in every way thanks to the absolutely amazing staff and management at CAV. Our experience began with phone conversations and e-mail correspondence with Bulent, Manager at CAV. He was so kind, helpful and thorough in helping plan the Shower...and his calm under pressure came in handy when I called his cell phone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
American, Gluten Free, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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: 401-751-9164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?