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Cavey's Restaurant

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45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-5201
+1 860-643-2751
18:00 - 21:30
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a before-show meal. Sat at the bar( in a cozy, warm room) and received excellent service. Server started us with two kinds of wonderful bread w EVOO with a small splash of vinegar. I ordered the sweetbreads which were perfectly prepared w yummy morels and tiny peas. Wife and I both ordered pasta and were pleasantly surprised... More 

Thank onlaydoc
Southwick, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great atmosphere and reception but food was average and based on feedback I received I expected more for a high priced menu.

Thank kelsonurse
Hartford, CT
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I will admit that I'm biased. We've been dining at Cavey's for years--special occasions, celebrations, spontaneous dinners, drinks at the bar. Whatever. I have never had a bad meal. In fact, just the opposite. As someone who travels for both business and pleasure I've dined at many fine restaurants, often when price is no consideration, and Cavey's surpasses or legitimately... More 

Thank Redmcx
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Recently ate here with family and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Food that was well prepared and well thought through. Creative but not reaching so hard for the stars that the result suffered. I had a lovely piece of pork as an appetizer, my wife a creamy and complex cream of cauliflower soup. My second course, angel hair pasta with a... More 

Thank Bill K
Berlin, Connecticut
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I decided to try Cavey's French Restaurant, and it was simply amazing. The decor is beautiful, making for an extremely nice feel. The tables are far enough from one another that your conversations are easily private and you don't feel crowded. Overall a very, very comfortable place. The services was excellent, as I think you should expect... More 

Thank Jim_Amenta
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Attention to detail and consistency is paramount. Little things like soft butter and splendid bread keep me coming back. The wood roasted porchetta was a revelation.

Thank dantt
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

On a trip back to our old neighborhood we visited our very favorite restaurant in the Hartford area, Cavey's. It has been an institution for many years! We were were not disappointed once again. Even though there was a major snowstorm and they were understaffed they were very attentive with the crowd that did show up and brave the weather.... More 

Thank Mary M
Storrs, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We just had our New Year's Eve celebration ruined by Caveys. We made reservations for 8, and we subsequently called and informed that it was a $70 pp price fixe menu, beverages and even coffee excluded. We gamely went ahead with it, only to have an evening of terrible service. Wine arrived only after a considerable delay. Entrees arrived almost... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Cavey's, as we hadn't been there for a while. I think it is the best restaurant in Manchester, and one of the best in the state. It is so nice to sit and not be jammed in. To sit and have a quiet conversation without shouting to be heard. It seems like every other restaurant is more like... More 

Thank JimB8956
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

they put a lot of effort into their presentation, service and responsiveness, this is pretty much my go to place for an impressive meal in CT sit upstairs, the downstairs isn't bad but no windows (might be closed now) their wine cellar is LEGENDARY btw and they have have a wine adviser that i recommend you take advantage - just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-5201
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-643-2751

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