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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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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank RMXT
Manchester, Connecticut
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The french restaurant downstairs is where i proposed to my wife andb is amazing though a bit pricy, the italian is high quality and worth the visit with traditional delicious fare, be aware neither is a good option for a vegetarian

Thank Iliya Y
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is privately owned and has been around for many years. The atmosphere is upscale but down to earth at the same time. You could wear a suit/dress or jeans and a sweater and feel comfortable. The food is consistently delicious. A must have is the Grandma's Ravioli. The food is rich but excellent.

Thank Tara M
Bolton, CT
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Caveys never disappoints. They always have great food and cocktails. Their homemamde Mama's Ravioli is to die for. Top-Notch service every visit.

Thank hluck
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary at Cavey's, and we were all very impressed with the food. The Italian menu offered a great list of options, along with a good wine menu. The dinner and dessert were great, and we had good service.

Thank Mike H
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287 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu. Food was well prepared and service was good. Atmosphere was nice and allows for both groups and a quiet dinner for two. Decent wine list, and reasonably priced. Desert was maybe the best part, so save room.

Thank Floridagator
So. Windsor, CT
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cavey’s Restaurant, in downtown Manchester, has been a local fixture since the 1930s. The secret of longevity is simple: excellent, interesting food in an elegant setting. The menu is Continental-eclectic, but a variety of cuisines is represented. The last time we were there, the specials included a wonderful breast of duck in the Peking style with bok choy and jasmine... More 

Thank RGinCT
Hartford, Connecticut
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497 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were sad to see a few negative reviews of our favorite restaurant so we went for dinner last evening. It could not have been better...from the friendly staff to the great food, bread, wine selections, and homemade gelato and sorbet. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Cavey's has been farm-to-table from long before it was cool to make... More 

Thank joel r
Hartford, Connecticut
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297 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a very elegant, classy restaurant that nevertheless makes everyone feel comfortable. At least upstairs in the Italian restaurant. (Its been a long time since we ate in the French restaurant). The wine list is truly impressive. All four of us enjoyed everything we had. The service is impeccable. This is one of the finest restaurants in central Connecticut.... More 

Thank TomM1951
Bolton, CT
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, we love Caveys. Mamas ravioli are to die for! Huge wine selection and excellent cocktails.

Thank hluck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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?