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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 café 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.
New York, NY 10011
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Walk-ins and reservations accepted.
Between 17th and 18th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
1 train to 18th Street, and A, C, E, F, L, 2 & 3 trains to 14th Street
Private Party Facilities:
Cafeteria introduces it's new Private Dining Room, The PDR. Seating 24 with available 5 Course Tasting Menu, Installation Wall with revolving art, private restroom and private access.
Additionally, The Lounge serves 35 for a sit down dinner or 50 guests for Hors D'oeuvres. The dining room can be closed to hold 150 guests.
Please contact us for additional information.
Private Party Contact:
Special Events Manager: (212) 647-1883
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Lounge serves 35 for a sit down dinner or 50 guests for Hors D'oeuvres. Please email email@example.com for additional information.
Cafeteria Ratings and Reviews
I knew what I was getting by booking this restaurant. It's a diner but better than a diner and so I wasn't expecting fine dining but a good place to stop after going to the Rubin Museum. My salad was very good and service was good. Our waiter said he was new but he did a good job. We were seated right away. A table next to us left after waiting for a bit but I'm not sure what the problem was. My husbands meal was not as good as he had hoped, he got the meatloaf. This is why I am not giving it more stars. Don't expect fine dining, expect diner food with a nice outside seating area.
I've only been twice and both times I got the ginger salmon. It was delicious. Underneath the salmon was a puree of peas with peas and mushroom. I highly recommend it. My dad also got the salmon and he was pleasantly surprised by how tasty it was. The complimentary biscuits are a good touch and quite tasty as well.
My friends and I went out after the car show and I have come here about 5-6 times. This time was awful. They just recently changed the menu on Friday. The waiter forgot about us and never came to check. I ordered a simple salad with grilled chicken. And my salad came out 10 minutes after my friends burgers. My salad did not have the chicken on it and I was told that it was ordered separately which is was not. I had to wait another 10-15 minutes for the chicken. I did not receive fresh pepper for my salad. After calling the manager over the best they could do was take the salads off and offer us a free dessert. When it was time to pay it took another20-25 minutes for that and they person that took the check was not our waiter or even the manager. It was just another server that felt sorry for us. I love Cafeteria it is very inclusive of everyone and chic. But I will not be going back. Which saddens me because it was one of my favorite places to dine at.
This wasn't my first time dining here, so I knew it would be a great stop for good food at a great value. I've been before for an after hours craving, lunch and this time dinner and I think it's great for all occasions. I like that it has an upscale feel, with decently priced entrees so a night out doesn't have to break the bank. They also have great allergy friendly options and the portions are generous. Our server stayed on top of things and ensured we had everything we needed. When another server brought out our drinks, our server quickly realized one of our drinks was missing the lime we requested and he brought over a tray of limes before we could say a thing. Love it there and will definitely go back.
It was packed the Saturday night I went so it was pretty loud. We made reservations and arrived on time, however, we had to wait 20 minutes until a table was available. The manager provided me and my date with complimentary champagne for the inconvenience. I thought that was really nice and great customer service.
I have started eating here, much later than usual. 2 a.m. is my normal time now and the menu, service, atmosphere and quality of food do not miss a beat. Terrific. To find a restaurant of this quality, open 24 hours is worth so much. Cafeteria is one of my favorite places to eat, anywhere.
Cafeteria never disappoints. We love it here anytime day or night. Brunch on Sunday was super, as was supper on the previous Thursday. Its always a positive, delicious experience. Great service, and an interesting, delicious menu. Keep it up Cafeteria - we WILL be back.
We visited NYC for our honeymoon (with our 2.5 year old!) so super fancy meals out were non existent!
We had a recommendation for Cafeteria from a friend. The staff were friendly and incredibly accommodating of our daughter.
The food was delicious - we had the Mac and cheese tasting platter (the truffle!), I had the meatloaf (so good) and my husband had the steak Sandwhich which was good but he had food envy! Our daughter had a Mac and cheese which was delicious - we got around the very hot bowl by transferring some into one of the tasting platter bowls.
The doors were all open on a beautiful sunny evening and we could have stayed all night!
Thank you for such a great dinner on our last night in NYC.
The quality of the food is outstanding. The menu is original and varied. New York has some of the best dining in the world and Cafeteria easily steps into the top bracket, without breaking the bank. The fact it is 24 hours just adds to its quality. It is extremely popular for one simple reason - the food. The friendly, efficient service is noteworthy as well. It is not a huge restaurant so you will be aware of the tables close together but it doesn't matter when you see what is being produced by the kitchen. Fantastic. Best pork chop I have had, anywhere and I have eaten my way around the world.
Took my boyfriend to cafeteria for Valentine's Day. We arrived 30 minutes before our reservations and they still accommodate us. The food was amazing. I strongly recommend the mac & cheese. My only complaint is that the tables are a little too close to one another
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