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  • 119 7th Ave, New York NY10011 40.740578 -73.997682
  • (At 17th St)
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  • (212) 414-1717
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User Ratings (Based on 124 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.3
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 414-1717
(212) 414-1190
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Order From Cafeteria for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Daily: 24 Hours
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Delivery, Good for Groups, Late Night, Live Music, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Open 24 Hours, Open 7 Days, Outdoor Seating, People Watching, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
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User Reviews

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by nyluvlee on 10/23/2005

    Wonderful experience

    My family is from the south so I'm used to a certain kind of cooking. I was pleasantly surprised to find that kind of cooking at Cafeteria. The atmosphere is really laid back and cool. The waitstaff were very pleasant and attentive. I didn't have to wait for hours for one of them to notice that I needed something. My favorite plates were the country fried steak and the bbq'd beef short ribs. Excellent! Also, if your looking for a buzz, not a drunk, definitely try their coconut mojitos. As far as some reviews about Cafeteria being pretentious, I just don't see it. If anything, it's a place filled with people having a good time and eating great food.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by O on 10/12/2005

    Eh...OK food and value

    I finally made it to the cafeteria for dinner last night on the recommendation of friends and co-workers who have been there. The atmosphere and ambiance was very nice indeed. The food and service is a different story though. They basically stuck me in a corner and never refilled my water or asked if I wanted another drink. I ordered the Mac and cheese as an appetizer, yummy indeed. For my entree I had the Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. The meatloaf was nothing to write home about and the mashed potatoes were horrible. Flavorless and watered down. Tasted like boxed mashed potatoes. The cafeteria is nothing to write home about, definitely nice to try once for the atmosphere. Overrated at best!

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by newyorker on 09/06/2005

    Fun for lunch

    Great drinks. Ask for drink menu and ask for specialty drinks. Steak salad is great. Bathroom isn't too clean, but there's always a lot of fun people there. Great for lunch dates.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by CosmoGirlie on 08/23/2005

    Best Mac & Cheese Ever!

    Food was excellent. One eyed Ceasar Salad - EXCELLENT! The Calamari was rubbery, but the dipping sauces that came with it - EXCELLENT. Coconut Martinis - Again EXCELLENT, but very expensive for such a small drink. The Mashed Potatoes and Mac and Cheese were simply to DIE FOR. Waitstaff, and Hosts were EXTREMEMLY FRIENDLY, happy, and enthusiastic about the menu, when I asked them to explain the different desserts. I'd definitely GO BACK. I love it there.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/17/2005

    Great food, reasonably priced

    Food is awesome, drinks are great. My friends and I go all the time. For new york prices, this place is reasonably priced.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by Jackhart on 08/16/2005

    Good eats

    i used to live in soho and found cafeteria to be a great place to go for fine food with a fun atmosphere. And if you know the great restarants in soho, that's saying something. I don't know anyone who goes here "to be seen," or to be "hip," those reviews are probably a bit off. Just for the record, the best pork chop i ever had was at cafeteria (the blue mill's was a close second). Drinks are off the hook, and prices aren't too bad either. Definitely recommended.

  • Cafeteria

    Posted by BLusk on 08/02/2005

    The best drinks around!

    The food is pretty good (the tomato soup, chicken fried steak, and mac and cheese are my favorite menu items), but I have to admit it's the drinks that keep me coming back. I usually opt for beer over cocktails, but the wildberry mojitos at this place are unstoppable. The drinks, the lively atmosphere, and late hours make it a hip place for a date.

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