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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
+1 212-414-1717
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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New York, New York, United States
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent diner at this restaurant and have reviewed it in the past as 5star. Since summer I have started noticing changes. There are no gluten free menu's anymore available and it depends of how complacent the waiter is to help substitute ingredients in dishes to make them gluten free. It used to be that a lot where... More 

Thank Rene K
New York City, New York
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501 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upscale diner feel to it. Lots of choices on the menu. Chicken pot pie was great and for January non drinkers there are good mocktails. Pleasant atmosphere before they turn up the music later at night. Good service. Would also recommend the ginger tuna or Cobb salad.

Thank martynsnook
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for round two of my daughters birthday. The staff was amazing, attentive, and spot on. We asked for recommendations, and we loved our meal. Chicken and Waffles are perfect, and the Meatloaf could have served four people....but the Mac and Cheese....killer! Loved the atmosphere and the waitstaff, Michael and Jacob went out of their way to make sure all... More 

Thank Debbie G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, New Yorkers are so helpful and willing to share special spots so here another one. This place is hip, trendy, and so lively. Drinks are the best in town and the food is also delightful.

Thank Mirvin3
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu isnt extensive, but it does have enough great things to order. Like HELLO.. give me those mac and cheese spring rolls! The burger is fantastic and the parmesan truffle fries are banging!

Thank ShocantelleBrown
New York City, New York
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840 reviews
560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 918 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the outsider art show which I always enjoy. Right around the corner was cafeteria having not been there before and I thought I would give it a try. I had a very enjoyable late breakfast of their special French toast and a delicious coffee. Very pleasant and attentive service. Not inexpensive but very fairly priced.

Thank jeremy t
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had pancakes and fruit bowl, both of which were excellent. Outdoor seating is quiet noisy but sitting inside is fine

Thank Reem J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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297 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us had brunch. Food was very good, Good menu, reasonably priced for NYC. The room was small but well-appointed. Tables were somewhat crowded.Good menu. The bathroom was remarkable. Service was average.

Thank Jed3
New York, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been hearing about Cafeteria for years and looked at their awesome menu and couldn't wait to go for brunch. After waiting 20 min at a crowded bar we got seated. We waited another 10 min to place an order or even receive a glass of water. Our first course came without any utensils on the table and one of... More 

1 Thank m&mlovetotravel
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is chic and trendy, open 24 hours so great if you're jet lagged. The food is delicious and so are the drinks. Fabulous service.

Thank Izzy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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