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cafeteria

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Chelsea
American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner
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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
212.414.1717
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 117
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good Food & Attentive Staff

A great diner/restaurant with an up twist on classic breakfast and dinner dishes. Plus cocktails! This time we had smoked salmon Benedict and grilled chicken sandwich. Eggs were perfect and the potato cake with the salmon and sauce were perfect. The sandwich was delicious with fresh green... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
K J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great diner/restaurant with an up twist on classic breakfast and dinner dishes. Plus cocktails! This time we had smoked salmon Benedict and grilled chicken sandwich. Eggs were perfect and the potato cake with the salmon and sauce were perfect. The sandwich was delicious with fresh green lettuce and fries were addictive. No cocktails this time but you must try... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the perfect place to go when you're hungover and in dire need of good junk food! Prices are correct wrt the competition.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went here with my two best friends. It is worth the wait and the food is reasonable priced. It is loud but you can still talk to one another. We were seated within twenty minutes of arriving there. The food was excellent. The staff was polite and on top of everything. This is the second time that we have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I heard how good this restaurant was before going New York last summer. The place was very busy and noisy just like any other popular restaurant, however I didn't like where we were seated as it was very interuptive and felt as though my plate was going to get knocked off. On the other hand, the food was amazing and... More 

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West Chester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My hotel recommended this restaurant. I requested something away from Times Square.They were right on the money. They are famous for their mac and cheese. I requested a healthy option. I had salmon with greens and a salad. It was wonderful! They moved right along but I did not feel rushed. It is a great place to people watch in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Cafeteria is a real Chelsea icon, having been around for decades and now open 24/7 with a contemporary, refined interior and brand. Food is very fresh, healthy, and good value -- the meatballs are a personal favourite. Service is friendly but could be a tad more attentive. Facilities, such as toilets, were in good condition and well-designed. WiFi could be... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very good food and reasonable prices for New York city. The personnel was great and very helpful. Quick service, nice food and very warm environment!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went here with a group from work. We sampled a variety of the appetizers including the mac and cheese tasting plate. Everything was delicious. I had the salmon as and entree and just loved it. I did not sample the cocktails but they seemed to be a hit with everyone in my party. The place was packed and I can... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The restaurant was lively and busy. We were seated very quickly despite how busy it was. The food was very tasty, albeit, my Pulled Pork BarBQ Tacos were a little on the sweet side for my liking. However, the portion sizes were very good value. The desserts were amazing with a pretty good choice. I would highly recommend the Red... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our last stop before heading home. Our party consisted of 8 people including 2 children and the menu was more than accommodating. Service was great, food superb. This is a must when in NYC.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
    (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212.414.1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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