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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” (64 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Cafeteria has a great LA vibe. Open 24/7 this restaurant serves comfort food all day in modern digs. Sadly the hype stops there. There was a wait when I came with a friend at 2am. Unlike many restaurants that allow you to put your name...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alan H
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the end of the breakfast rush hour. We didn’t have to wait for a table at all, and were assisted in a professional and hospitable manner. The food was good, pancakes look like a very large portion. Carrot cake was delicious. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vincent H
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

When I came to NYC, I was eager to go back to this restaurant because I remember the first time I went and the food was delicious. A group of 9 of us booked reservations and we went to the back of the restaurant’s private...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank alexnmartin1189
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My wife and I visited Cafeteria to entertain friends from out of town for lunch. the restaurant offers a great atmosphere for lunch on a summer afternoon. The dining room was cool and breezy from the open windows and bright.the restaurant is simply but attractively...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank InTheMomentManhattan
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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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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