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cafeteria

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Chelsea
American, Bar, Diner
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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010 (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
212.414.1717
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Noblesville, Indiana
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Tony D
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Minou H
Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended we eat here and it did not disappoint! We went on a Friday night and was told it would be a 45 minute wait. No problem, we enjoyed a cocktail and an appetizer at the bar. It wasn't a 45 minute wait, more like 20. Hooray! The blue crab toast is a MUST EAT. It was so... More 

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Thank momof3girlsandaboy
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the people who work here! They're so pleasant, good looking, accomodating, polite and their service is excellent! Food looks fab and delicious! I recommend the baby spinach salad, the burger but best of all FRIED CHICHEN WAFFLE!!!!! The ambiance is great! They have open tables outside for fresh air. Family tables inside. And fab settings on their basement.... More 

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Thank Rean R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked it so much, we returned the very next day and were simply disappointed we were leaving NYC, otherwise we would be there tomorrow. Another disappointment was that we couldn't eat everything on the menu, it all looked great. Very simply, you have to go, you won't be sorry.

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Thank MCLG2013
Beaufort, North Carolina
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed. My daughter, granddaughter and I ate dinner. I loved the macaroni spring rolls( my granddaughter shared). My daughter and I ordered the calamari salad-full of calamari-very good. The service was friendly and prompt. One of our best dining experiences.

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Thank patricia S
Mississauga, Canada
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to return to this restaurant after having dinner here a year ago. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The service was very good and the staff were friendly. The avocado toast was delicious as were the scrambled eggs. My one daughter had the waffle with berries with a side of bacon and said it was very good. All meals... More 

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Thank Canadasunny53
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Clean inside and outside seating, fabulous waitstaff, incredible menu, friendly accommodating Manager, Emanuela, scrumptious fresh food and all at great prices! Tom and I and daughter loves it❤️! My daughter with her husband and 11 others went back a week later and not only did Emmanuelle remember her, he treated them like royalty👍😍!

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Thank Taldance
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't ever go to this place. Waiting line was out of the door but service is suck. Water apologized 100 times but nothing changed. Can't believe that this business in life.

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Thank Andrians
Calvisson, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Recommended to us by a native New Yorker , welcome was warm and friendly , service excellent and very helpful with suggestions on what we should go to see and what not to bother with .Food was good , I can personally recommend the Fallen chocolate cake as a dessert! Worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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