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cafeteria

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Chelsea
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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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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stylish Eatery On Seventhe Avenue

Cafeteria is not really a cafeteria but a hip restaurant on 7th Avenue, which serves American "comfort food" at reasonable prices. The décor is modern and pleasant, there is a full service bar and the service was good. The noise level is high, which happens often in NYC restaurants. I had one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from NYC and I can't believe this is my first visit here but I must say it won't be my last especially after finding out its open 24hrs!!!! The wait can be long but the quality of food is worth the wait I just loved the chicken and waffles I was so stuffed I didn't get to try their... More 

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Thank Noch90s
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafeteria is not really a cafeteria but a hip restaurant on 7th Avenue, which serves American "comfort food" at reasonable prices. The décor is modern and pleasant, there is a full service bar and the service was good. The noise level is high, which happens often in NYC restaurants. I had one of the best burgers I have had in... More 

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Thank DieterK3
Edinburgh
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and son as wife had been here earlier in the year and said it was good. She was not wrong,maybe because of the time of day but we got a seat no problem,the decor and staff was very good. Now the food,amazing by far the best food that we had in NY in fact my... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafeteria is a cool, fun restaurant in the city with a variety of options on their menu. Their mac and cheese spring rolls with a side of gouda cheese dipping sauce is awesome. Great place to go after work with some friends

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Thank sydroz
New York City, New York, USA
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place has been around for many, many years and is a great upscale, chic diner with fantastic all american cuisine & fun drinks. The restaurant is always packed with a cool, hip crowd. It is all white with wood tables & has a wall of garage doors that open during good weather. They also have sidewalk dining. Definitely a... More 

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Thank Brian P
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic. Recommended by a friend and wonderfully impressed. Food was amazing. Service good. The avocado and eggs were perfection and one of the nicest cup of coffees I've ever had. Will definitely return. Yummy! 😊

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Thank Atraveller68
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were in New York on Vacation last month and a local friend recommended this restaurant. We went for Sunday lunch and even though they were busy we were able to be seated within 10 minutes. I had the California Cobb and the wife had the Grilled Salmon BLT. My Cobb was one of the best I have had and... More 

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Thank Phil P
Bronxville, New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were a group of 4 out for Sunday brunch. They had us wait for all to arrive before seating us - this is normal. However when we were finally all there, we waited some more, being told that we would be seated at the next table. Well when we were finally seated, we were put at this communal style... More 

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Berkeley, California
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

By the time I got in from JFK and checked into my Chelsea area hotel, it was after 11:00 and there wasn't much open for dinner. So I hoofed the ten blocks to Shelter, eschewed a seat at the bar, and waited for a table. This place is a happening place. My fried chicken on a waffle was very tasty.... More 

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Thank Harold D
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We walked in without booking and were offered a table and had a wonderful meal. I had a Caesar salad with beef - it was delicious with lots of crispy salad. Everything was perfect and the quality of cooking and presentation was outstanding. I would go there again many times. The deserts looked amazing - we were in a rush... More 

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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, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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