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Cavé Bistro

4.8
166 reviews
$31 to $50
American
At Cavé Bistro, enjoy a gluten free, farm to table menu of 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 using only the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy our top-notch, friendly service and satisfy your palate with innovative dishes and ingredients that you just won’t find anywhere else. Join us for date night, lunch or dinner out with friends and family. We’re all about fresh, delicious foods that taste great and will leave you feeling satisfied.

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. We are a Surfrider qualified Jersey Shore restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 166 People Are Saying
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FrankieA
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It seemed like the kitchen was in a rush, we received our appetizer and salad at the same time... we were not done with our food and here comes the entree... Service was fair at best, presentation of our entree, Blah, the piece of tuna was just laying on the plate, No Presentation what so ever, the cumber summer slaw was just a blob on the other side of the plate.... The Salmon was done nicely...
We were never told about the deserts... even though it was a birthday celebration, and the women that greeted us said Happy Birthday. The other tables had a cupcake with a candle and sang happy birthday we got nothing.... our waitress was bragging that she was there for 7 years.... don't know how...
we would give them another try, anyone can have a off night...

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susanm
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so good and the staff is so nice and very professional. They do have a 1.5 hour limit per table which is understandable in these crazy times but it does make enjoying your glass of wine seem rushed. Not their fault. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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GiuseppeT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely well plated food, and the quality and service was top notch!

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viplaurieb03
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal.
Great gluten free.imaginative menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My husband and I had wanted to try this place for a while. I can’t eat milk and had heard this restaurant was paleo. The menu didn’t seem quite paleo but looked totally gluten free although I eat gluten. They were very accommodating for my dietary restrictions and there were few dairy products on the menu.

The food was good but not consistent. The shrimp appetizer was good but only 4 small shrimp for like $16. My husbands bison burger was really good. I would definitely order that again. I ordered the tuna steak special. It was really bland. It was disappointing and basically on a bed of raw onions with a little cucumber mixed in.

I was disappointed that the restaurant only had one dairy free selection for dessert. It was a cookie that they said was chocolate chip but was definitely coconut. It was actually tasty but I was hoping a paleo restaurant would have more dessert options without dairy. My husband liked his brownie a lot.

Overall we would go back but I’d probably stick with getting small plate items like the burgers and not order the entrees. I also feel confused about what this restaurant is - paleo or just gluten free? The awning on the side says paleo but they definitely have dairy items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places - food is always outstanding, service is always amazing

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vipChristineL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food is always delicious! I had the duck special and was very good. Their octopus appy is always tasty.

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vippatm
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Because of covid 19 we ate outside, not great ambiance, however the food made up for a poor location.
I had beef cheeks, melted in my mouth.
Bob had blue fin tuna with black rice which although good, got lost in the sauce.

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vipChrisA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and food! Its a small and quiet restaurant with a seasonal menu. Relaxing venue

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vipKerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cave is the best!!!!!!! The food is absolutely delish!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & celiac safe! We will be back!

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vipJimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best!!! You can’t go wrong with ANYTHING on the menu. The specials were stunning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good with exception of the pork tacos. They were overcooked and dry. I was disappointed by the lack of response from the server when I gave the feedback on it too. I left one of them uneaten as a result. There was no acknowledgement or attempt to make for a better experience. Such as suggesting let me provide you with a desert instead. Rather we were charged for taco and the desert we ordered on our own. Server was pleasant but missing the mark on customer service.

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vipChristineL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding ! We had the buratta special and also the veal chop special. Omg !!!
My new favorite place.

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Coltsneckgirl1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the citrus swordfish ..so good ! My husband has the veal. Super tasty. Service friendly and attentive

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vipTylerF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and friendly staff. This is a healthy option too.

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LindaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and excellent
Good selections and variety
Also liked the choice of the 3 and 4 Prixe Fix selections

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Wendy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kelly our waitress gave us the best service I have ever experienced. Food was great!! We had the octopus and burrata and burgers that were delicious!!

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and hearty, love the food here. Wish I lived closer I’d be here everyweek!

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Opsala
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed the food! Grilled octopus, Berkshire pork chop, sliders, salads all terrific. But plates, glasses weren’t clean, food remnants and lipstick on them. Perhaps dishwasher wasn’t properly working? Had to ask for clean tableware, and the servers seemed too nonchalant about it. That was the only drawback. Otherwise terrific food.

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emarcieg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!! Every. Freaking. Time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this area for about 5 years and somehow we never had heard of Cave Bistro. It was awesome. The food is fresh and simple yet creative. We had the sliders which we loved, a great romaine salad as apps. We shared the salmon and the swordfish which were both outstanding. We finished it off with the lemon blueberry filling whoopee pie which was a different spin and incredible. I can’t wait to go back and I would say this could be the best restuarant in the whole area.

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StephenT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, prepared and served to the highest level. My wife had an outstanding seafood special while I was treated to perhaps the best burger I had ever eaten (Bison Avocado).
The service matched the food and it was a great pleasure to feast at such an outstanding restaurant.

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chit
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service terrific as usual. One drawback was the lack of shade from the sun made for an uncomfortable sitting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and nice people

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Suwhi
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to finally get back to Cavé and it did not disappoint. We ordered 2 of the octopus appetizers - we wished we had 3 - amazing. We shared the tuna and pork specials also equally delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The staff was attentive and pleasant. Great date night.

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Betty
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service as always.

JB
JillB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place all around! Can't wait until we can dine inside again.

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vipEricaF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place! The food is consistency delicious and fresh. Gluten free and dairy free options make it great for us. because of cover, there is only outside dining now, which has its downsides, but our server was delightful and that made everything better.

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork carnitas!

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MikeC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at Cavé Bistro. The staff was great. Two of us had the marrow burger and two of us had the bluefin tuna. Everyone was happy with and enjoyed their meals. The desserts were delicious. Overall we had a great experience, would recommend. Thank you!

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vipkathster
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very underrated restaurant! The grilled octopus is crispy-charred outside oand so very tender inside.
My tuna of the day was super fresh tasting and on a fabulous pineapple sweet potato hash.
My companion loved her steak— maybe a little bland but excellent cut and well cooked with truffle fries to DIE for.
Outdoor dining —. Pleasant enough with fairly attentive staff—. Felt a little rushed but these are some strange times and we understood.
Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service was super fast!!

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MargaretF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our favorite grilled Octopus with a salad. Our daughter had the scallop special. Both were divine!

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside due to covid restrictions, but it was still a lovely experience.

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JosieV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Cavé because of all the great reviews it had. Everything we ate was delicious! Make sure you try Cavé it’s amazing!

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vipPatL
21 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Given COVID-19 restrictions Cave is doing a good job with Limited outdoor seating.

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vipGreenyNJ
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a day on the beach we looked on Open Table to see where we might have dinner. Cave Bistro had availability and was highly rated so we jumped on it. Had no idea that it was entirely gluten-free which made it even better! My husband and I shared grilled octopus which was so tender and delicious, amazing pork tacos, and the fabulous bison burger. Before we even left the restaurant I was texting my gluten-free friends telling them they must visit on their next trip to the Jersey shore. Limited seating currently as it’s only outdoors due to the pandemic. Excellent service and BYOB.

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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FAQs

Cavé Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 776-8556.

Cavé Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.