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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I had a delicious dinner served by a friendly and efficient waitress. I had the delicious salad and soup and my son had a macaroni and cheese specialty dish along with divine French fries. All food was fresh and tasty!

Thank Anne K
Yonkers, New York
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good but service was awful. I think our server Donnovan purposely did a bad job because the tip was automatically included (on a party of 2). We had to ask the hostess for a server. It Took him over 15 minutes to greet us. I understand it was unexpectedly busy but he passed our table several times he... More 

Thank missem1018
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to this place for a few years now, have take basically everyone I know here and have gone for birthday dinners the last two years. It's easily my favorite restaurant in manhattan and the BEST Mac and cheese ever. I would definitely suggest the Mac Attack, and the fried Oreos are soooo good. Atmosphere is great, a... More 

Thank Matt C
New York City, New York
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've come here dozens of times in the past few years. You can never, ever go wrong by eating here. I usually come here after the club is over around 4-5 AM. It is usually full any day of the week. Their Mac Attack is what they're known for as well as their chicken and waffles. Everything there is good.... More 

Thank Jojo H
Stamford, Ct.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner last weekend. Maybe the problem is that we went for dinner vs. it's outstanding reputation for lunch/brunch. It was fine. The food was OK, the service pretty good. But what is all the fuss about the Mac and Cheese at this place. We ordered the lobster Mac & Cheese since it is one of my husbands... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for late night dining, since they're open 24 hours a day. The food was pretty decent. I had the chicken and waffles, which seemed bland, initially. But then I dipped it into the sauce and wow, that made all of the difference. It was delicious!! Try them out!

Thank Vikki P
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My teenage daughter recommended we do dinner there as we had family visiting. Despite it being a Sunday evening there was no wait and we were seated immediately. What an absolute treat! From Sabrina our server who gave us great suggestions on what to choose.. the entire evening was a hit! Food was so darn good we plan to go... More 

Thank Andrea M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend. The place is really nice, easy and simple. The terrace is very nice, inside and outside decoration in white. Food is amazing I had a delicious salmon great portion of veggies are which I really appreciate perfectly cooked. The sautéed spinach amazing!!! And what can I say about deserts uffff we had the peanut... More 

Thank Cecilia L
Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommend the Cafeteria and she was dead on. The food was great. I had the grilled salmon BLT. I shared the sampler mac & cheese with my guest. Wow!!! This has just become my second go to in NYC. The service was 👍. Be aware the the atmosphere is very active and a little loud.

Thank Tony D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 5am because of being jetlagged. The place was playing house music, the crowd was young eating hamburgers and pasta. At that hour the crowd looks like they were eating after a heavy night of partying. The place is cool young and funky it's us that looked out of place!

Thank Minou H

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Restaurant Details

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