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119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
+1 212-414-1717
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“mac attack” (36 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (62 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
119 7th Avenue New York, New York City, NY 10010
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank alexnmartin1189
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You may remember this restaurant from sex and the city. I used to go here years ago and it was a total scene. It’s calmed down a little but still great people watching. The food is pretty good. The service is generally good. I love...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here based on remembering sex and the city had filmed some scenes here and we were very pleased with our food. The French roast and waffles both were amazing .. portion sizes are good and service was veru very well. Hats off to...More

Thank Travelcrazy22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant to go to with your family! We arrived without reservation on a Friday 7 pm and they were able to accommodate us, although the place was busy. They have a kids menu with 4 items to choose from and then...More

Thank Josine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a certifiable “mac-and-cheesaholic” I decided to try their sampling of three different Mac and cheeses: Cheddar and Fontina, Smoked Gouda and Bacon, Truffle Oil. All three were amazingly delicious and worth every penny.

Thank Silkartist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table wasn't ready for our reservation, food took over an hour to come and waiting staff was not very friendly. Food is decent but not a great experience overall

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation and was seated quickly. Ordered our coffee and drinks, and it took 20 minutes to get them. Ordered our food and it took another 20, plus I had to go find salt on another table. Probably won’t go back.

Thank denisedarcell
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at cafeteria based on a local’s recommendation and she raves about the food - she was right! The food is delicious!!! The Mac & Cheese is a must!!!! We arrived at about 1pm and it was still really busy after 2 when we...More

Thank erin a
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Stopped in for an early lunch and waited forever for our food. The wait staffing was confusing; we had 3 different servers stop by our table when we first got there, but after placing our order we saw nobody until our food arrived almost an...More

Thank Mary P
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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