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Cafe R

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119 W 31st St, New York City, NY 10001-3400
00:00 - 23:59
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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salad bar is yummy lots of choices. We enjoyed popping in for dinner. Easy and affordable. We love it!

Thank BarBara C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so good food here for my taste. and a bit pricey. Food didn't look so fresh. I wouldn't recommend.

Thank Susanolivero
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, but watch when you start picking, the hot or cold buffet are the same price 8.99/lb but remember, even the salad dressing you pay and in the end comes out pricy. Food is good, place is beautiful, great assortment Enjoy it

Thank 514food
Canton, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

At first we were ecstatic about this discovery! There are so many options....sandwiches, pizza,Korean food, Chinese food, Mexican food, and a hot food bar and a salad bar. There are also lots of options for bottles/canned beverages, packaged frozen foods including ice cream, packaged snacks and cookies, and individual bakery items. So, for selection there is a lot! The quality... More 

Thank yogadr
New Hampshire
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208 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spotted this cafe after leaving Penn Station. We grabbed drinks and deli wraps. 2. After our concert at MSG, we stopped for burgers. 3. Pizza 4. Super Bowl meat platter to take back to hotel...the quality was very good. We recommend this place as they have cafeteria style seating which is very convenient. Will visit again next trip.

Thank Bobby B
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I had visited this place many times. Quality keeps getting worse and worse. Pizza is super salty, soup is runny. On Wednesday. I ordered California Burger deluxe Medium-well. It was take out. After giving first bite, I found meat inside was all red. Almost uncooked. It was raining. So I did not go back. Fries was OK. Not worth spending... More 

Thank Abdur I
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced lunch. Fun venue with live music and a huge choice of lunch options. Sit in and take away available.

Thank bregeenc
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The staff is nice and they work hard!! The selection is enormous!! There's honestly something here for everyone!! Not too cheap though but that's not an issue

Thank Nicanor R
Moscow, Russia
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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I was meeting up with a friend and we were looking for something in expensive and happened to stumble across this place. She has a burger which was freshly prepared with chips and a drink for $7.45. She loved it. The chicken tenders were ok not the best but I would go back for a burger. There were lots of... More 

Thank Africache
Kingston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went in for Lunch with 4 people total. everyone had something different as the options are endless! there is Pizza, Deli, Sushi, Fried Food, Fresh food, seafood, Salads and Much, Much More!! Prices were very reasonable and the service was very Good!! I would go back there for sure !

Thank RJPSR1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fast food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W 31st St, New York City, NY 10001-3400
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 2126959550

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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