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Posted by Kelly on 05/09/2005
I know the attitude can be a bit much - but I still love it here. The macaroni and cheese is one of the best in the city (and I've tried almost all of them). And it pairs well with the amazing tomato and basil soup. I?ve never had to wait long for a table and I?ve found the service to be friendly and accommodating. They do accept reservations as well.
Posted by H on 04/30/2005
I've been to Cafeteria quite a number of times and I've never had a bad experience. The food is great, the portions are generous and the staff is pretty accomodating. A bowl of their tomato soup is great on a cold day. Definitely a great place to go for lunch and the ocassional celebrity spotting.
Posted by Shoegal on 04/04/2005
Food is basic diner fare - nothing exceptional... but the service is poor. Took ages to get our order taken because there is no system - all the waiters don't seem to be working a section - they just pick up tables at random. Once we eventually ordered, I got my eggs benedict to find that only one egg contained a yolk. I alerted the waitress and asked her to bring another egg benedict while I ate the other with my friend. After waiting 20 mins, and we had both finished our breakfast, they brought me an egg - in a bowl - swimming in water... they expected me to reassemble the egg benedict with my cold muffin and cold piece of bacon. When we complained the waiter stared at us, said, "take it off the bill" and walked off. They didn't take it off the bill. When we complained to the maitre'd we were greeted with a blank stare.
Posted by joe on 02/26/2005
Went there last nite at 3am with a party of five. Was seated near the door with a draft. The people in our party were all cold, especially the girls. Seeing that there were plenty of other tables furthner into the restaurant that were still open, we asked to be moved. We were told they didn't move tables together (we're talking 6 inches). When we said we'd be willing to sit at separate tables, she asked if we had already ordered. Seeing that we had, we wouldn't be able to move. We all ate w/ our jackets on. I've been to plenty of nicer restaurants that have been flexible enough to move tables. This one obviously isn't.
Posted by Melissa on 02/02/2005
I have been there a lot, and the food continues to always be a pleasure. I have found the staff to be very pleasant and accomodating! This restaurant is quickly turning into one of my favorite spots in the city. Whether you are there from lunch to 3 a.m. it is always popping! I love it! By the way, you must try the Mixed Berry mojito and coconut Martini!
Posted by Patti Mac. on 01/13/2005
I've been to the Cafeteria a numerous amount of times and I have yet to complain. The staff if very friendly and attentative. I bring clients there for lunch because the atmosphere is so chill and gives insight to the type of person I am. Very hip spot and I'll continue to promote it. Atmosphere is everything, but takes off when the food and drink is just as good.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/28/2004
I've been to Cafeteria at least 5 times and never been disappointed. The comfort-food cuisine is yummm-my and the waitstaff cute-as-can-be. This is a see-and-be-seen Chelsea institution, be it for brunch or a late-nite snack after cocktailing. Order the mac'n'cheese and you'll forget all about your diet! Regarding the complaints below about attitude, I didn't notice a thing. Sure, the staff knows they are hot, but then again, don't you too?