Cavé Bistro

4.7
35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Healthy
“You are what you eat.” We couldn’t agree more! That’s one of the reasons that we we carefully source our ingredients from local and regional farms, fisheries and specialty purveyors who share our standards for quality and handling. Our entire menu is made in-house, from scratch using nature’s finest. There is nothing artificial in our kitchen ever. We do not cut corners or skimp. We care about what you eat, and strive to provide you and your loved ones with food that makes it easy for you to look and feel your best.
We use only grass fed and pasture raised meats, local and wild seafood and mainly organic produce. All of our food is gluten free, wheat free, soy free, and, mostly dairy free, with the exception of ghee and grass fed butter used in certain dishes and our Next Level coffee.
Cavé is one of a handful of Jersey Shore restaurants that has qualified as a Surfrider Foundation Jersey Shore Ocean Friendly Restaurant.
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CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

I would recommend to a friend, with a caveat; the smell and decore say cheap diner, and you will need a broad pallet to accept the limited menu choices & no substitutions. My wife has a sensitive stomach, and when she asked to substitute a vegetable, she was told "no, he won't do that." It does say in the menu to " try not to ask.... ", but I guess that means you have to fight if you need to ask. The server was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was very well prepared. Although my wife's steak had a little gristle in it, the coffee rub gave it a delicious flavor. The waitress could have come back to check on us once or twice, but at least she was friendly and could tell us some info about menu items. The price may have been a little high for my wife's cut of meat & one of her vegetables was only 2 carrots. My salmon was a good portion, cooked perfectly, over a delicious broccoli & lemon puree, with pea shoots. Pea shoots don't add much substance, and don't enhance the flavor profile of anything. We went on a birthday recommendation for the steak, but afterwards, we felt we should have stuck with our first choice. Has potential, might get better, locals should keep checking on it.

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SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! 100% Gluten free and paleo. But, best of all, the food is fantastic.

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G
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I've been talking about this place non-stop since I ate here! I'm very picky about the types of foods I eat and where they're sourced, which makes eating out sometimes a challenge. But I was totally at ease with Cavé Bistro's menu options. And the taste? AMAZING! I cannot wait to go back again.

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing. Food, service, ambience. It’s a must to try

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable food and service

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g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

we visit often, every 5 to 6 weeks throughout the year...everything we have ever had (salads, entrees, and desserts) has been spot-on in all respects

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n
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great restaurant! Food was delicious. Just be prepared it is on the warmer side inside!

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TG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

NY style food, small NJ Bistro prices. Love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious meal, great service, reasonable price. Will 100% be back.. and soon.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal once again. Love those colorful sand pail wine buckets. How clever. Cannot wait to return.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal. Prompt service. Returning next weekend.

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SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. Food is fantastic. Food is 100% gluten free and paleo and for a change I can safely eat everything on the menu. Well worth going out of your way to eat here. So good that I’ll drive 90 min to eat here.

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k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food at Cave! They use the freshest ingredients and its beyond your expectations! 10 stars!

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LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful. The food was amazing and delicious. Highly recommend.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place food is, amazing atmosphere is amazing, you can’t ask for a simple cozy nice place with really good food.

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JL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Many delicious menu options. The server had great recommendations when I shared that I was doing a Whole30 and wanted to make sure I avoided any meals with added sweetener or dairy. I was there 6:15 on a Thursday evening, it was a little over 1/3 full. Everyone seemed relaxed and enjoying the experience.

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RW
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent fresh organic food with excellent service to boot! Somehow this gem of a place previously flew under our radar. Glad we finally discovered it. The salads were fresh and flavorful and our entrees sizable portions. Will be back again soon!

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K
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything we ordered was terrific. Kelli our waitress was excellent. Can’t believe we hadn’t read or heard about this bistro in the five years it’s been in business. Limited menu but unique wonderful dishes. BYOB! It’s minimalism can definitely use a spruce up

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paleo or not you will be surprised at the savory food that is offered. You will be satisfied after finishing your meal and you will walk away looking forward to your next visit.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food served by awesome people who care a lot about food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing. The hostess was rude but we thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience. We will be back.

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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Portions good. Overall a nice experience. We’ll be back for sure.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

We had been to Cave’ once for breakfast, one of my guests (I am an innkeeper of a B&B) told me this was their favorite restaurant for dinner in our area. So I felt I had to try. The menu is fantastic, service was pleasant. The food was excellent and love that I can add another byob to the rotation. Also, feel confident recommending to other guests of mine. Only downside, the lighting is bad. The bald bulbs in the metal cages hanging from the ceiling are nice task lighting, but kill the mood when fine dining.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Cave served excellent food of high quality and flavor even the vegetarian curry dish. I appreciate the creativity and work involved in making the complex tastes to be so rich and flavorful. This is a restaurant not to be missed.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is absolutely amazing and service is second to none. The staff is super friendly and accommodating regardless of how busy it is. The noise level can get a bit high because of the "openness" of restaurant. Other than that, however, it's a great place for a healthy and delicious meal.

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J
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was incredible. I highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cavé was a cute little restaurant with friendly service and seriously delicious food. So nice to have a restaurant around with food options that fit my lifestyle. Already told my friends and can’t wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valentine prefix menu - food was great price alittle high but definitely a great night!!

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SV
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. The service was exceptional and this was on a crowded Valentines Day! The food was excellent, both my wife and I loved all of our dishes. It is a local place for us but it is a great place to dine for anyone. They also have a take out menu that is just as great, try Cave!

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food is good if a bit overpriced. Biggest complaint is chef/owners refusing to make any substitutions - to sides not main dishes

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. You must travel from wherever you are and try this place out...

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CZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always delicious and we feel great knowing everything on our plates is good for us! The servers are friendly and always accommodating.Cave is our favorite place to eat!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food. I’m a paleo/keto guy so this was the best I’ve had. For those who aren’t, you wouldn’t know it. Best of the best

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JH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Wonderful creative but comforting menu. Food is clearly made with love. Talked with the chef twice. Attentive but not overbearing service.

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