Cavé Bistro

4.7
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78 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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At Cavé (Kah-vey) Bistro, our gluten free, farm to table menu uses mainly organic produce and grass fed, grass finished pasture raised meats, poultry and fresh local and wild seafood.

Our creative menu offers delicious foods made from scratch with care and using only the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy our top-notch, friendly service and satisfy your palate with innovative dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. Join us for date night, lunch with your co-workers, or dinner out with friends and family. We’re all about fresh, delicious foods that taste great and will leave you feeling satisfied.

We are proud of our reputation for serving delicious, clean foods and of the high ratings and reviews that we have earned one table at a time on Yelp, Google and Trip Advisor.

Our foods are thoughtfully sourced by suppliers and specialty purveyors that share our high standards for quality, humane treatment and handling, environmental consciousness and sustainability.
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had been wanting to go for a number of years. We really enjoyed the food, our waitress and the owner Doug. Hoping to head back there soon with some friends.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Very interested in getting home and closing restaurant before 9.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, overall outstanding!

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are always delighted to eat at Cave...the food is always excellent. The specials are amazing!

LO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It was nice to eat in a restaurant that I didn't have to ask a million questions to be assured that I wasn't getting "glutened". I enjoyed the bottles of wine we brought and relaxed.
I was bummed we didn't get a chance to speak to the Owner/Chef Dave as another table hoarded him - lol But did thank him on the way out. Only thing I would say is that this food came out super duper fast, I mean we were done eating in a hour. So if you are people like us and want some time in between your courses make sure you your service. Can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Cave is great, the food, the service, the menu. Natural foods, generous portions.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food crazy good

c
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at this establishment. Our server was friendly and informative. The chef, Doug Made it a point to stop by our table and chat with us for a few minutes. This put a personal and friendly feel to our date night out. The food was appealing and tasty as well as being presented in a appetizing way. We will revisit this location and recommend it to friends and family.

SM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal. The chef is very talented the food was outstanding. Just Go!!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tremendous

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NE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful restaurant, the dinner was very fresh and full of flavors. Love that the Chef puts a creative twist to his recipes! Nothing boring here! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone whose senses crave to be awakened!

K
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love that it's paleo, and everything tastes great!

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely great restaurant and great food. Service is wonderful. Have been there 3 times and we keep coming back. Always bring others with us and everyone loves it.

H
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Small stark seating for the prices and hype. Brought a nice wine with us but staff didn’t seem to know what a decanter was. Food was really tasty but for the price we’ll go elsewhere

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was so friendly. We will be back

r
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice out of the way restaurant except they served watermelon with my grouper. I understand it’s gluten free but to make you pay for vegetables is a little obvious cash grab.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing meal. Creative and healthy selections and high quality. Food is priority and service is also good. They need acoustic panels or more sound absorbing solutions. The noise is elevated due to high ceilings and all hard surfaces throughout. It’s byob which is a bonus for most. It’s eclectic in aesthetic which is cool. Loved the arugula salad with delicious dressing and one of the best rib eye steaks ever. Highly recommend you try it!

s
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite place to go when my son visits from Virginia..been coming here for years and never ever disappointed..I tell everyone to give it a try. I pretty much always get the same dish for dinner-zoodles and bolognese and just love it. It is a warm cozy atmosphere. Only wish I lived closer so I could enjoy it even more often.
Thank You for helping us all be more Healthy!

MK
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best restaurant in the area. Took my whole family there for husbands birthday. Everyone loved the food even the kids (ages 4 and 7). It is gluten free but the chef made delicious meals! We would go again.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a hit with even the pickiest eaters. They're always pleasantly surprised at the portions and flavor. In law said it was THE BEST burger and fries he has EVER had. The marrow burger is a must try! Everything on the menu is delicious. Bone in pesto chicken is another favorite.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Best of all it’s BYOB! Dinner was fantastic! I had the pork tenderloin with wild boar bacon accompanied by a delicious watermelon salad that had a kick of jalapeño. Who would’ve thought combining spicy hot with watermelon would be so yummy. My date had the blue fin seared tuna cooked to perfection which was also very good. Don’t usually order dessert, but decided to share the carrot cake. Unfortunately, the cake was very dry. Our servers were on the ball and noticed we weren’t enjoying the cake like the rest of our meal and brought us a chocolate brownie instead. Cannot go wrong with anything chocolate! Will definitely go back again soon ♥️

JG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cave bistro was VERY good and the staff was incredible. I actually messed up my reservation date and they still worked it out for me. Food was very clean and delicious. Will definitely recommend and be back when I’m in the area!

JP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner

WS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five of us were there celebrating a friend's birthday and we all LOVED it! I had the marrow beef burger which was perfectly done, juicy and delicious. The fries were outstanding. Two of us had the burrata salad and we agreed that it was the best we've had anywhere. The heirloom tomatoes were from from a local farm, they were tasty and perfectly ripe. My SIL had the brisket tostones and grassfed beef sliders and loved those. The birthday girl got the butter nut brownie and mmm'd her way through it so quickly i couldn't steal a bite. The menu is creative and the food is very high quality, everything on our plate was fresh and delicious. The owner/chef is very welcoming and the food was prepared and served with great care. Cavé is a cozy, one-of-a-kind restaurant with friendly, attentive service and bustling with "regulars" who seemed to come in a steady flow on a Wednesday summer evening.

MC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfection!! My daughter and I love this place and Doug's cooking!

TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Doug consistently knocks it out of the park every time! This is hands-down our favorite restaurant

MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cave’s grilled octopus never disappoints ! We also enjoyed the fresh tuna with watermelon sauce.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was very satisfactory. My meal was chicken curry - it was delicious and very unique.

JG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Sometimes the service is so bad, no level of food or price can make up for the shabby experience. Cave Bistro is such a place.
First, the waiter never offered us beverages (it's a BYO place, so that's rather simple to do). Next, the first course came with an 'allergic' ingredient sitting in the salad. When the waiter was called back, he apologized, but brought back the same plate with the problem just picked out of the salad, not a new one.
Then in the midst of eating all our appetizers, the main course appears. Duh, isn't this covered by Restaurant 101 ... don't overlap the courses unless requested?
The piece d' resistance was when we were got up to leave and the restaurant was winding down for the evening, they chose to turn on the air conditioning. Really!?!
This was all a shame because the food was actually tasty.

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We go there several times a month and love the place

SK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. My teenage son didn’t want the salad that came with his burger and after the food was delivered he asked for an order of a side of fries. The waiter told us that it wasn’t possible to order a side of fries (even though three of us were eating fries). They don’t sell it that way. Odd.

Cavé Bistro
Responded on 9 August 2019

Glad you enjoyed the food! We have a tiny fryer filled with duck fat...we don't offer stand alone sides of fries on the menu because if we did, we would never be able to keep up with the demand and all of the fries would come out soggy due to the overworked fryer. So, we only prepare fries with the 2 entrees that come with fries. The Bison burger comes with the salad because it's already served on a bed of Sweet Potato Hash. Hope this helps! :)

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S
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Could almost just do appetizers for a meal they were so good, but went for the dinners as well but left no room for dessert unfortunately because they looked really good. Nice variety of seafood and land fare, nice salads, etc. First time there, glad we gave it a try!!! Will be back.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The grouper was delicious. The next level coffee awesome. Would go back.

HC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience1

Although the food was very good we were in and out in 45 minutes!!! We placed our order and the appetizer came in Seconds!! No time to relax or rest or catch our breath and entrees were placed before us. Not the experience we hoped for. Much too fast. This was our first visit to Cave and will be our last time, as we witnessed the same much too speedy service at a table that was seated after us. Too bad as the food was quite good.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, a favorite of all time!!

B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going for years. Always one of our favorite restaurants in this area. Love the food- the specials are also very good! Also, very unique place you can find a variety of chairs, tables and even a few pillows.

s
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Almost everything we ate was really delicious. I was disappointed in the halibut special as the fish was dry. The small salad it comes with was tasty but it wasn't substantial enough. The desserts looked great, but we opted to go for ice cream elsewhere since we were still a bit hungry.

G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the grain-free options that this restaurant provides! Hard to come by.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently excellent food.

B
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing & the waiter was extremely nice. I will definitely be back soon!