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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #1,566 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 17th and 18th Streets
Transit: 1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
Description: CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on American comfort cuisine. With our expertise in food, fashion and music, we assure that all of your senses will be satisfied! We invite you to experience our famous signature dishes like the Meatloaf, Fried Chicken and Waffles, our world renowned Mac and Cheese, Mac Attack, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. Our hand crafted seasonal and organic cocktails are second to none; including everything from the Aloe Citrus Martini, to carafes of Cactus Pear Champagne Mojitos. Open for you around the clock, CAFETERIA is where anyone and everyone flock for Breakfast served until 5 PM, decadent Brunches, Blue Plate Specials, addictive Desserts and Late Night cravings. The outdoor cafe is a must in the warmer months and our Lounge is the perfect setting for any event. Join us for a taste of affordable luxury that can be enjoyed with family and friends.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friend recommended this place after discovering it on a previous trip. Loved the experience I had there! My waiter, Santi, was so sweet and attentive! We were shown a lot of respect and hospitality with a little New York flair in this place. The food was AMAZING! If there was a problem, it was quickly fixed, and we had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here while on business travel and had a great meal. We showed up on a Wednesday night without reservations, ended up in the downstairs area. The tables are low but it was fine for a meal. I had a cocktail with gin and aloe, seemed like an odd combo but it tasted great! We ordered the mac and cheese... More 

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Natick, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband, daughter and I dined at Cafeteria upon the recommendation of our hotel staff. We were looking for something light after arriving after a 4-hour drive to NYC. Biscuits served are delicious, tasty and flaky. The mac and cheese, served with baby carrots on the kids menu -- provides some serious comfort food. Fish (mahi-mahi) tacos were interesting with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had some decent food - had the mac n cheese spring rolls for a starter and braised short rib tacos for main. Don't get me wrong, it's great food, but from what I had heard, I was expecting something closer to mind blowing. We got seated in the downstairs section next to the loos with it's own bar, not the... More 

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London, UK
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I took a party of 9 here for my daughter's 19th birthday. It was just right for them because of the lively ambiance. The food was Ok and service friendly - though why they served both my courses simultaneously still escapes me. As does the fact that they wouldn't take my credit card. Nevertheless I'd recommend the place for the... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you look at Yelp, this place doesn't have 4 stars, but in my opinion it is still worth a visit. It may not necessarily be the best food you'll ever have, but what they do is generally done well. I've had their mac & cheese, crispy fish tacos, chicken cobb salad, chicken and waffles, silver dollar pancakes to name... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After a few happy hour beverages with friends, the atmosphere, service, and comfort food (with a twist) were just perfect! Excellent experience from beginning to end...will definitely return with friends for the relaxed dining experience

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice environment. Good music. I went late at night so it kind of took a while for my food to come. I didn't have Mac and Cheese. The food that I did have was just alright to me.

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Madison, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited this place for Brunch - great Bloody Mary's, and you must try the Mac & Cheese (and being from WI, we are very snooty about our cheese!) The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic - from the host who seated us, to the (multiple) people serving us - spot on. The food was fresh and unique. The place... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Open 24/7 the trendy spot to be in NYC. Always busy because the food is excellent, A must do!!! get the salmon and the chicken and waffles and the steak.

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Additional Information about cafeteria

Address: 119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
Phone Number: 212.414.1717
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

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