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Cave A' Vin

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, American
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975 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3929
+1 203-777-6206
16:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 01:30
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We live in the neighborhood and frequently visit Cave a' vin for a late night dessert or a cheese board. It is quite small but nicely decorated space with live music on the weekends. We tried most of their menu options from paninis to pizzas to fondues, food is usually pretty good even though the prices have been going up... More 

Thank merryl8
Bengaluru, India
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265 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You can come here with your friends to celebrate birthdays etc, food/drink is good, service is average, music sets the mood.

Thank bose_rima
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Have been twice, first time for appetizer and glass of wine. Wine was lovely and decently priced. The hummus was delicious and just enough for two to share. Second time, wine and 2 pizzas with 4 people. Perfect amount of food and it was delicious. Beautiful interior with cozy spaces.

Thank KTHD65
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped at the Cave A' Vin for a glass of wine. The staff was very friendly and helpful in selecting our wine. They have a tapas menu and desserts although we didn't eat there. I would like to return and try the food.

Thank Joanne R
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've visited Cave A' Vin several times to meet up with friends on weeknights before 10 PM. It's always been fairly quiet, with a nice wine list and a knowledgeable bartender/server. The menu is very short, focusing more on snacks/sandwiches than full meals. There are also some small dessert items that are nice options.

Thank Joanna M
Milford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

From the friendly owners, to the courteous staff, this wine bar is the best!!! Cozy atmosphere w) great wine selection and awsome charcuterie plates. Also have live entertainment. Great place to bring your date...

Thank Lou B
Monterey, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Just left Cave A' Vin after a long, fun birthday party for good friend. The place was cozy with some excellent, comfy chairs; makes you feel at home. They served 2 whites and 2 reds which were pretty well put together. The cab was better than the red from Spain. They served some nifty pizza as well as cheese, crackers... More 

Thank ChrisCooks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Great place,great atmosphere. The wine select is great as well as the food. Tony is extremely helpful, a great person. And very knowledgeable about the wine. Definitely a place for a date or to just hangout with friends. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Michael H
Townsville, Australia
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

My previous review of Cave a Vin is actually my most read review on TripAdvisor. I still stand by my remarks about being a great place for Happy Hour, the deals are great. This time around I went with a group of girlfriends and we were given a hassle when it was time to split the check. Their policy was... More 

Thank jtann98
Stratford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Went here last night for the first time with my husband and two other friends. Love the little outdoor seating area and love the live music that played. We ordered the wine flights which were great! The food was excellent! We ordered a bunch of apps to share instead of entrees. We all thought the Gouda Mac and cheese bacon... More 

Thank Christine R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Wine Bar, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 975 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3929
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-777-6206

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