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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #1,575 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
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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
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food was great as well as the music. I was dancing and eating at the same time. The service was good as well. You were supposed to have a reservation but they allowed us to sit anyways without a reservation.

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New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Convenient to the Rubin Museum, a very quiet place. So Cafeteria's noise level came as almost a shock. Outside you get the roar of the subway under 7th Avenue and the heavy traffic sounds and smells. Inside it's all flat surfaces and totally cacaphonous. Too bad, because the menu's interesting and the food's pretty good. Went with three friends. I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place proved to be one of those rare treats where the food tastes even better than it sounds on the menu. I'm vegetarian and wasn't too impressed with the veggie selection which was basically salad, mace and cheese or, yawn, yet another veggie burger. I opted for the veggie burger on a multigrain bun and it was probably the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Found this place after reading great reviews on here. My aunt and I went for lunch, and I have to say that the ONLY "bad" thing was that so many menu items looked delicious on the menu and going by our table. My fried chicken BLT was to die for. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back to try many other... More

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Salvador, BA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sat outside because of our dog and the street noise is a bit much at lunch. But the Cobb salad was good and my sandwich was nicely done with chips to die for. The unisex bathroom needs a set of instructions to navigate.

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south carolina
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257 reviews 257 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch. Outdoor seating recommended but sat inside as it looked like rain. The place is extremely noisy and could not here the person I was having lunch with. Not a good place for a business meeting but service was good as well as our soup and salad.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Everybody was super nice and the food was awesome!. Great chicken and waffles. Love the decor and the staff is very stylish..... Thanks again for helping making our visit fantastic!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I ate lunch here with my family. It was very popular on a Sunday afternoon and we had to wait 15 minutes outside, but they quickly got us. The food was what I guess is called "comfort food" and overall it was pretty good, but the portions were gigantic. Probably the best item was the mac & cheese. I had... More

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Tupelo, MS
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Open 24 hours -- name can be deceiving you order off of menu-- and food is top notch--- got appetizer of Mac Attack-- a sample of all 3 Mac n cheeses-- Lamb burger-- chicken and waffles and chicken sandwich --- this was our favorite meal of our 11 day visit

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited during a recent visit to NYC. Serving staff was very friendly. Many of the options on the menu were not available. There were no biscuits available either. My meal was tasty but service could have been quicker.

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