Restaurants, American Chelsea
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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.


Venue name: Cafeteria
Address: 119 Seventh Ave
New York
Cross street: at 17th St
Opening hours: Daily 24hrs
Transport: Subway: 1 to 18th St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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4.6 / 5

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Claire H

I haven't been here in a while for dinner but I did recently have a breakfast meeting at the restaurant. The food was fresh and hot, but nothing extremely special. The waiter was really sweet! They didn't have mint tea so he made me "fresh" hot mint water. It wasn't tea but the fact that he crushed the leaves and made the effort meant more than a warm cup of tea! 

David K

Fun Chinese/American fusion -- found Mac n Cheese spring rolls here. Definitely a good place for a quick meal with a smaller group - can get a little crowded on a busy night.

Maria M

One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood! This place can get beyond crowded on nights and weekends - I went once on a Monday at 10 PM and still had to wait a half hour for a table (unfortunately they don't take reservations). This place puts a fun, classy twist on comfort foods. From their classic meatloaf to their trio of mac & cheese to their truffled eggs to their sweet sangria, everything at this place is delicious!

christa t

Really good food. Deep fried oreos are amazing! Macaroni and cheese 3 sampler heaven. Pricey but worth it. Friendly staff

Ginia G

I've been coming here for YEARS! Such a fun crowd to be around any time of the day, not to mention this joint is 24/7 baby!