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  • American (New), Cocktails
  • 119 7th Ave, New York NY10011 40.740531 -73.997825
  • (At 17th St)
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  • (212) 414-1717
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User Ratings (Based on 121 reviews)

3.465
Food 3.7 Value 3.3
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 414-1717
Fax:
fax
(212) 414-1190
Website:
www.cafeteriagroup.com
Place Order:
Order From Cafeteria for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Daily: 24 hours
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Live Entertainment, Bar Scene, Open 24 Hours, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/14/2013

    Good food - bad attitude

    I love the food at Cafeteria and there are a handful if people on staff who are amazing. But overall, the employees have a snippy, entitled judgmental attitude that is so inappropriate for the service industry. It is literally their job to make sure people have a nice time. It may not be their career, but it is their job. They should do it gratefully.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Rima32 on 02/28/2013

    All Hype bad Performance

    Ok.. so this was my second time here and for the second time I am NOT impressed. I ordered scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, and homefries, which I feel is an easy task however they couldn't seem to get it right. Eggs were cold, bacon microwaved, and potatoes, reheated. My sis ordered a burger which is the second easiest thing on the menu.. It was so dry I was getting thirsty just looking at it. The atmosphere is ok, this place is all HYPE.. I didnt like the food last time.. and I didn't this time. It was time well spent considering I met my sis for lunch other than that... I wasted 25.00 on something I couldve whipped up 1 am in the morning after 3 glasses of wine.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2012

    grease and salt

    big and noisy and very popular but the food quality slips ever downward and the prices creep ever upward. Pity there is little fresh on the menu and most of the "taste" comes from cheese, grease and salt. We were weekly visitors. Were.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Lauren on 10/06/2011

    Tourist Trap

    DO NOT GO HERE. I do not understand how this place remains so popular. It is all hype with sub-par food, and even more sub-par service. Cramped seating, elbow-to-elbow, this place is nothing more than a factory for making money. The food was overly fried, overly dressed, it reminded me of Applebee's, only at least Applebee's doesn't go around dressing up like the latest "it" restaurant. Cafeteria is a horrendous addition to the NYC food scene, shamelessly offering uninventive, fatty foods at high prices. When the dishes arrived within 5 minutes of ordering, I knew it was a bad sign. Nothing is cooked fresh to order. I can just picture how it's all sitting there in the back- just waiting to be brought out. The only thing worth ordering here was the mac'n'cheese, but I cook it just as good (if not better) at home. LAME.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by FatGurl26! on 04/30/2011

    I enjoyed it!

    On March 30th I took my man to celebrate his Bday as he always praised their food. We were not disappointed! We did not have reservations (they don't take them same day). The wait wasn't that Long maybe 15-20 mins. The place is very small so the bar area was a lot tight, my man enjoyed his drink though. We ordered apps the Mac n Cheese trio n the Meatballs. The Mac n Cheese was excellent my favorite was the truffle. Smoked Gouda n Bacon a close second. Did I mention I don't like Mac n Cheese! The meatballs were good too! Entrees we had the Country Fried Steak and the Salmon Blt. My Salmon Blt was good too much arugula tho! His steak was fluckin fabulous! Dessert we had the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops with Caramel Popcorn and Bacon! I LOVE BACON! He had the Citrus salad which he enjoyed thoroughly! The waiter was good nothing to write home about. One employee did skip me on the bathroom line. The check for all courses plus several drinks was around $160. With all that said I enjoyed my evening @ Cafeteria! I'll actually be there tomorrow midday so if u r in the neighborhood check out Cafeteria and FatGurl26!

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Donna on 04/12/2011

    excellent mac and cheese but...

    service was slow, drinks were very expensive, but most appalling was the attitude of the guy at the front desk who rudly asked my daughter "where did the drink come from?" We enjoyed a glass of wine outside before entering the restaurant for our meal. There was no "hello, welcome to Cafeteria". Too bad because I have no desire to go back. "No one goes there anymore,the place is too crowded." Staff should check the undesirable attitude at the door.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by AX3L on 03/18/2011

    Service

    I work for a high end 4 stars meatpaking restaurant.. live in chelsea.. Stopped in Cafeteria on a Sunday night since we were Hungry and there was no other open place around.. First, there's a rude bouncer (yup, even tho it's only a restaurant!) who thought he was working at a night club.. wouldn't let us in because the 4th person joining us later wasn't there.. We Decided to take a table for 3 .. lol.. The host was a lot nicer and he was the one who let us in, not the bouncer.. We got in, waited at the bar while they were cleaning our table, willing to start ordering drinks but guess what? Bartender ignored us.. After 10 minutes of being at the bar they assigned us a table.. We sat, waitress came, very polite greeted us, took our drinks order and disappeared for 20 minutes when we actually were STARVING!.. She came back and practically every item on the menu we wanted she say they didnt have it available anymore because it was 'late night' already (12.30am) (Why would you stay open 24 hours then?!) We ended up ordering typical items (ie. cheese burger, steak salad, etc)> Finally drinks came so we decided to ask for the second round right away since we noticed how slow their service was..Food was ok, truly diner-like food.. Drinks took forever to come again. It's obvious that wait staff gets intimidated when they see nice good looking educated people, and just try to ignore you thinking you are a total snub when all you want is eat and drink and tip them for their good service! Our waitress left and another guy took over her shift, after seeing our tab he was quicker and very polite and would offer drinks and bring them right away.. Anyway, my friend (the 4th guy) showed up and the bouncer didn't let him in even though our table had an extra seat and at the end we were only drinking! We decided to leave, and oh, guess what?! Tip Is included in your check! Anyway, I wouldn't recommend this place at all! Avoid it at all costs.

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