CAV Restaurant to Remain Open Under Moubayed Ownership

Sylvia Moubayed’s sons will run the restaurant after their mother’s unexpected death.

CAV’s pistachio-crusted crab cake stuffed with generous chunks of crab meat. Photography by Angel Tucker

There’s some good news for food lovers in the state: CAV restaurant will continue. This week, a press release from the Moubayed family announced that owner Sylvia Moubayed’s sons, Shereen, John and Peter Moubayed, will keep the doors open under their ownership after their mother’s unexpected death on September 13.

The Jewelry District restaurant opened in 1989 and is renowned for a global menu including pistachio-encrusted crab cake and duck confit, and its extensive collection of East Asian antiques, African art, kilim rugs and sparkling chandeliers. Moubayed was always at the restaurant greeting guests like family and she treated the dining room as an extension of her home – because it was; she lived in the same courtyard as the restaurant.

In a meeting with employees last week, the Moubayed sons revealed they will continue to entrust the food creation, event management and restaurant experience to CAV’s team of long-term employees.

“CAV is a reflection of our mother’s spirit, creativity and vision,” said Shereen Moubayed. “We are fortunate to have talented and loyal employees who are equally committed to keeping this CAV family together. We understand that each person is a key contributor and an essential ingredient in our mother’s recipe of making CAV a warm, inviting place that customers treasure.”

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