Dining Guide

CAV Restaurant

Where history, art and global fusion magically meet


14 Imperial Pl., Providence | 401-751-9164

The Art of Dining
Part eatery, part gallery, CAV Restaurant is an award--winning restaurant that has wowed guests for over 25 years. Tucked away in Providence’s Jewelry District, the restaurant is a gem that continues to shine bright in the city’s eclectic dining scene. Upon entering the restaurant often described as magical, guests are greeted with an abundance of warmth. From the glowing crystal chandeliers dripping from the ceiling to the exposed beams and amber colored walls, the ambience invites you to something truly special. African and Asian antiques adorn the historic space in unexpected ways; look closely and you’ll find treasures along the windows, shelves, and corners. An oversized vintage red sled hangs from the rustic beams. The long mahogany bar is a piece of history in itself, salvaged from the oldest bar in 19th century New York. 

A World of Tastes

The feast for the senses is complete with the innovative global cuisine. The menu offers a creative selection of pasta, a variety of seafood and unique finds like duck confit and filet mignon. A diverse wine and cocktail list complements the eclectic mix of European, Asian and New England flavors.  The restaurant has been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, lauded on Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travel, celebrated as one of the best in the state in The Providence and Rhode Island Chef’s Table and awarded Trip Advisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence. Alcoves, private rooms and the courtyard can be transformed for one--of--a--kind private parties, corporate events, showers, romantic weddings and holiday celebrations.  A visit to CAV, be it for a relaxing brunch, a quick lunch or a memorable dinner, is always an enchanted experience.


Events Made Special: Spaces throughout the restaurant and al fresco courtyard can be transformed for events both small and large. Offsite catering is also available, along with delivery for business lunches and other catered parties.

A Global View:   The curated experience at CAV Restaurant – which includes worldly art and artifacts all around you, global music, and cuisine that blends American, European and Asian flavors – transports guests to lands far away.

Sample Lunch Menu

Sophia Salad 
Wild baby greens, red pears, almonds and Gorgonzola in a caramelized honey onion champagne vinaigrette (grilled chicken or shrimp can be added)

The S&S
Sautéed shrimp with mushrooms, tomatoes and herbs in a vodka butter sauce served over fresh cut fettuccini 

The Tex Mex
Spiced blackened chicken breast, fresh tomato salsa, applewood bacon and cheddar in a large grilled tomato tortilla wrap, served with a side of wild greens salad

Black Angus Half Pounder
Served on sesame brioche bread with French fries

Sample Dinner Menu

Black Truffle Ravioli
Shaved bay turnips and rabe in a sage lemon vinaigrette

Confit and duck breast, seasonal fresh fruit compote, brandy blood orange demi-glace, butternut squash mash

Filet Mignon
Sauce Bordelaise, potatoes planks, butter poached asparagus, olive infused pommes puree

Sautéed Lobster
Fresh-cut pappardelle, tossed in a mint mascarpone emulsion 


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