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Cafeteria got their first big break when the ladies of Sex and City sat down and had their usual talks at the oh so chic restaurant. As soon as you walk in you are hit with this amazing modern and sexy ambiance. This is the perfect place for a girls night out, nothing too fancy, you can just sit down and have a good time.
I went to this place based on a friend’s recommendation, she has nothing but nice things to say about their food and of course their drinks. With two of my sorority girls in tow, we walked in on a busy Friday night.
We started off with their famous Mac and Cheese, with so many varieties we opted for the Mac Attack Tasting of All 3 Mac and Cheese they had to offer.
This Mac Attack did not disappoint every bite that we took was just DELISH to say the least. With 3 enticing options Cheddar And Fontina, Smoked Gouda and Bacon, and Truffle Oil. My personal favorite was the smoked gouda and bacon, the flavor of the smoked gouda is very distinctive, and definitely packs a punch to your regular Mac and Cheese.
That’s for appetizers, now lets head to main course!
Whenever I see fish and chips on a menu, my brain tells my eyes to stop looking because that will be IT. I personally think the fish and chips were EHH.. it was not extra ordinary, and it definitely lacked flavor. I would say I had better fish and chips from a random bar. (Not in London, NY area of course! )
One of my friends had their Braised Short Rib Tacos, this dish was yum! I was actually surprised it tasted as good as it did, since Cafeteria is known for giving their own twist on American cuisine. The beef was marinated with a sweet and salty flavor, very juicy, and tender. You can definitely tell they spent a lot of time cooking the meat.
My other friend had their Fried Chicken N’ Waffles. I must say this was the biggest disappointment of the night, the chicken was tasteless, and was overcooked, leaving the chicken dry. I really did not enjoy sampling her plate.
AND NOW FOR DESSERT..
Red Velvet Cake in a Jar
Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Pearls
The red velvet, was EXTREMELY dry, and it was very hard to dig in the jar, to get every bit of it. In my opinion, the cake was over baked since the cake sticked to the side of the jar. My friends and I really didn’t enjoy this dessert.
I am a sucker for Creme Brule so this one definitely hit the spot, you just can’t go wrong with
“Burnt Custard”. To end the night we had the spiked sorbet. What I like about this is that you can’t taste the alcohol in the sorbet, but you definitely know its there since it hits you afterwards.
I would say Cafeteria is not the best restaurant out there, but it is worth checking out for their dessert, and their mac and cheese. I would give them a 6 out of 10, just because their entrees fell short.