Cocktails and cruising fuel the nonstop scene in the spare white dining room of this Chelsea mainstay. Cafeteria feeds fashionistas and the requisite wanna-bes with a roster of down-home favorites. There are three versions of mac and cheese—the traditional is nearly perfect, with a crunchy top and loads of gooey fontina—and gravy-heavy meat loaf with tomato-and-red-pepper relish makes you wish Mom’s cooking were this good. If you’re on a liquid diet, skip the dining room altogether and head for the tiny basement bar.
119 Seventh Ave
|Cross street:||at 17th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 24hrs|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 18th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, MC, V|