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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
+1 212-414-1717
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (65 reviews)
“mac attack” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been there several times and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The menu is a cross between a diner and a fine restaurant. The cool factor is that the diner items are raised to a fine dining level. The decor is impressive (don't miss the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelerNewYork_NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place! Small so wait time is long. Good food. We had the fry chicken and avocado toast. All the meals were good. A little issue in the beginning as we were waiting to take our orders but waiter apologized and was awesome for the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shermar98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun casual environment split up into three areas- main dining, private room area for big groups and lower level secluded and small bar. The service was really great and food had interesting twists- Mac chz spring roll, lentil tacos, chickpea fries. Make a reservation on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MKJourneys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, Cafeteria is ALWAYS open! (Always open 24 hours, unless a very specific day for a good reason) That is very convenient! If you have come back jet lag from a trip and need somewhere open on your time schedule or it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NateWB17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Use to be trendy many years ago, but now is a local classic. Food is good. They have amazing mac and cheese in many styles and variations ...I recommend that. Is a simple menu, but full of new ideas of classics.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pogginotes
Reviewed December 6, 2018

great / friendly / attentive crew. - food is amazing. best mac n`cheese ever - like their wine menu. a bit pricy, but hey, that´s nyc. definitely again. special thx to michael for the nice table last night ;-)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank southerless
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Best place to have a mac&cheese after club. Not the best service but after 4-5am and few drinks, more than happy.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank djafaria
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

A New Yorker suggested we meet at the Cafeteria for dinner. The food, service, and incredible Chelsea atmosphere was fantastic. Wonderful evening with family and friends!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brad B
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I am currently staying in Chelsea and I’ve eaten here a couple of times: a breakfast and a lunch. The servings are huge, the food delicious, and they make the best Bloody Mary’s I have had in a long time. Well worth popping in, they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank armagana2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Amazing food and service. I had the Benedict eggs with avocado. They were delicious. Also, the coffee was very good. Brunch is not a brunch without mimosa so I added to the list. Bathrooms are really cool. Unisex and with lights. No reservations for brunch.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laneyschae
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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