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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
+1 212-414-1717
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“mac attack” (37 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (61 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was absolutely delicious but I think $20 plus tax for fish and chips is a little over priced. I only came to this restaurant because I wanted to try the mac and cheese spring rolls and it exceeded my expectation. Also the steak tacos...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on a Sunday night around 12:30am (well Monday Morning). The place closes at 4am. I found parking almost in front of the place. From the outside it gives a club vibe but in the inside is like a lounge. They have candles...More

Thank Joami A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation and had to wait long time before we got the table. The music was much to loud and once we had our table we had to wait for over one hour. So I must tell that the service is not the...More

Thank Alainderauw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not even kidding when I say the MAC and cheese with truffle.. it’s so good that I’m still dreaming about it Not sure about the rest of the food so no comments .. This place is open 24/7 I think so good to hop over...More

Thank Eeffocian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafeteria was conveniently located to our next stop-Kleinfeld's, so we stopped there for lunch. Sunday is brunch day in NYC and we ended up with a 30-minute wait. It was packed. It is an extremely popular spot with a very modern, clean décor. Once seated,...More

Thank Idania60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a frequent patron of your restaurant, often late at night when my colleagues and I are off of work. I enjoy the flexibility and relaxed atmosphere of the venue. On Monday February 19th at approximately 8pm, during my recent visit to your restaurant,...More

3  Thank Nadia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I hear the word cafeteria it takes me back to my junior high years and I'm definitely not trying to remember those.... or the food! However, the Cafeteria is nothing like an actual cafeteria. This restaurant is beautiful inside and outside, especially during the...More

Thank danadane0610
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Friendly Staff, Very Clean Dining Room, Delicious Appetizers and Entrees. Tomato Soup, Burgers & fries, nice Chicken Paillard, Quinoa Bowl, Kale, so many desserts too.

Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed January 20, 2018

My son was working at an art exhibit/sale when I flew into town, but he was able to take some time for dinner. He found this very close to where he was working I hate to use the term 'trendy' but if it fits...... We...More

Thank SidSidow
Reviewed January 4, 2018

simple restaurant without fancy decoration or expensive furniture. However the focus is on the menu and the meals. We came for a lunch and tried a burger and a salad with squid. Both were absolutely excellent: rich salad with excellent dressing, and a fine burger...More

Thank Spiritua
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May 24, 2015|
Response from Drayton36 | Reviewed this property |
They don't give out separate checks either because they run their place to suit themselves rather than customers, and they're doing too well to worry - or they've forgotten where the money comes from. Success breeds... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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: +1 212-414-1717
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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