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Best macaroni and cheese in NYC

foodie229 Dec 6, 2006 09:21 PM

ISO best mac and cheese in NYC - chat n chew?

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    asdf RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 03:51 AM

    A very recent thread on the best mac & cheese. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/336805

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      guide boy RE: asdf Feb 27, 2007 02:59 PM

      Sublime mac and cheese with a hint of scotch bonnet peppers at Bajan Bus Stop, Kingston and Pacific, Brooklyn...

    2. ballulah RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 04:29 AM

      I am a HUGE fan of Eli's (the grocery store on 81st and Third). You take it home and heat it up yourself, and it ain't cheap, but that's some SERIOUS mac & cheese.

      1. nyufoodie RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 05:22 AM

        I love the mac and cheese in Freeman's and Blue Smoke. In freeman's you can have it as an entree or a side.

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          foodie229 RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 12:06 PM

          thank you - I actually went to josie's last night (the new one on the UES) and they had mac and cheese so i tried it and it was delicious - several kinds of cheese with a nice crust on top - mmmm! Thanks for your recs - i live right neara eli's so I will try it!

          1. Miss Needle RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 12:17 PM

            Just received a menu in my apartment for Supermac, a new mac and cheese place n 7th Ave and 29th Street. It seems like a rip-off of S'Mac.


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              lisette RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 01:17 PM

              I think the Mac 'n cheese at Michael Jordan's is divine.

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                haleyjen RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 01:20 PM

                Chiming in with my vote for Miss Mamie's Spoonbread!

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                  Uptownflavor RE: haleyjen Dec 7, 2006 08:16 PM

                  aw man, then you haven't have had REALLY good mac and cheese. There is much better to be found.

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                  Todd RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 01:38 PM

                  Blue Smoke has amazing Mac n Cheese

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                    Raymond RE: foodie229 Dec 7, 2006 05:45 PM

                    It's not in NYC but a few minutes away... Marco and Pepe in Grove Street Jersey City. Overal a great place but the mac and cheese is amazing, worth a trip by itself honestly. Its made with Orecchiette, hint of truffle oil, little Lardon, just perfect. About 5 minute walk from Grove St PATH station.

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                      nativeNYer RE: Raymond Dec 7, 2006 06:22 PM

                      never tried the mac and cheese at blue smoke but i can say it's definitely a great place.

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                        emmblaze RE: nativeNYer Feb 23, 2007 01:38 PM

                        how are the prices at blue smoke?? the menu looks great.... and what's the bar like?

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                        ChefJune RE: Raymond Mar 7, 2007 07:59 AM

                        NOT EVEN 5 minutes! It's two measly blocks from the Grove Street PATH, and everything on their menu is worth a trip, imho.

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                          dgh RE: ChefJune Jan 8, 2008 09:18 AM

                          I totally agree about Marco and Pepe's Mac and Cheese. They kept the recipe from the original Chef (Ian Kapitan) but changed the Mac. It is served with thick-cut bacon cubes, three types of cheese (the stinkier the better), and rosemary-roasted mushrooms. It is the perfect Comfort Food (with a Bluebird Bitter) on a cold night or when I am having a crappy day.

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                        minimill23 RE: foodie229 Dec 21, 2006 06:23 PM

                        I heard the mac and cheese at HOME is awesome on cornelia

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                          Yaxpac RE: foodie229 Dec 21, 2006 08:18 PM

                          Soul Fixin's on 9th ave and 34th has fantastic mac & cheese...dry version.

                          1. coleyas RE: foodie229 Jan 8, 2007 08:06 PM

                            The Lobster & White Truffle Mac n' Cheese at Dylan Prime is fantastic. So much so it inspired me to make my own at home.

                            At $15 for a side, I really didn't think that it was going to be worth it. But oh, it was. So creamy and rich. And you've gotta love the truffles.

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                              downtownstefanie RE: foodie229 Jan 9, 2007 02:43 PM

                              I love cafeteria's Mac n Cheese and recently heard that Ditch Plains had great mac n cheese too, but i haven't had theirs yet.
                              I love blue smoke but as many say, their mac n cheese is very stoffer's-esque.

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                                Emmmily RE: downtownstefanie Oct 28, 2007 09:34 AM

                                Cafeteria's mac & cheese was phenomenal, nearly everything else we ordered was forgettable - and overpriced.

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                                laurennycfoodie RE: foodie229 Jan 10, 2007 03:46 AM

                                "Chat n' Chew," "Bubby's," and "City Bakery" have great mac n' cheese.

                                1. jinet12 RE: foodie229 Feb 5, 2007 06:26 AM

                                  The best mac and cheese is at the restaurant, "Home"...to die for!

                                  1. phunkykim RE: foodie229 Feb 16, 2007 04:03 PM

                                    Dumont in Brooklyn is known for their Mac & cheese. Tasteeee

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                                      CornflakeGirl RE: phunkykim Feb 17, 2007 06:15 AM

                                      Second DuMont! This stuff is like Mac Crack.

                                      They also serve it at DuMont Burger. It's the perfect starter between two people. I find the whole portion too much. It's so rich.

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                                      elyseNY RE: foodie229 Mar 5, 2007 10:29 PM

                                      I second Cafeteria. Dumont was good, but nothing compares to Cafeteria mac at 4AM served with the works.

                                      1. Fozzie_Bear RE: foodie229 Mar 13, 2007 01:24 PM

                                        The mac 'n' cheese at Artisanal in Murray Hill is really good even if it's gratuitously French.

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                                          sam1 RE: foodie229 Mar 15, 2007 03:49 PM

                                          agreed on michael jordan's steakhouse...probably my favorite. bobby vans also does a good mac and cheese.

                                          acme on great jones is a nice less expensive version.

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                                            sfrierson RE: foodie229 Mar 30, 2007 07:00 PM

                                            the Eatery, for sure

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                                              chow123 RE: foodie229 Apr 5, 2007 08:23 AM

                                              Dylan Prime.

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                                                alphabet city girl RE: foodie229 Jul 14, 2007 03:44 PM

                                                Westville (&Westville East) have a fantastic smoked Macaroni & cheese - it is simply an app . . . but their menu in general is superb

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                                                  polyhymnia RE: foodie229 Jul 14, 2007 03:48 PM

                                                  PJ Clarke's. It has ham and peas in it, which sounded kind of gross but made it absolutely to die for, plus the shape of the noodles is pleasant, I think they were orecchiette.

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                                                    HungryRubia RE: polyhymnia Jul 26, 2007 05:59 AM

                                                    Went to Dinosaur BBQ last night and thier mac-n-cheese was DELISH!

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                                                    NYfoodster RE: foodie229 Jul 30, 2007 05:39 AM

                                                    5 Points Mac N Cheese hands down. I think it's only served during their ridiculous, great brunch.

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                                                      RawTunaFan RE: foodie229 Jul 30, 2007 08:15 PM

                                                      I love the mac n cheese at Home. A close second would be the mac and cheese at City Bakery, but you have to get it hot, and fresh. Not after its been sitting at the buffet bar all day!

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                                                        elizabeththinks RE: foodie229 Aug 1, 2007 12:18 PM

                                                        Mac & Cheese at Soul Fixin's is not good - very mushy imho. Bubby's on the other hand is very good...

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                                                          AlteR RE: foodie229 Aug 14, 2007 05:43 PM

                                                          Try the baked mac and cheese at Bocca Lupo (corner of Henry & Warren in Cobble Hill). Off the hook but not cheap.

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                                                            LisaZee RE: foodie229 Nov 3, 2007 11:19 AM

                                                            Had great mac & cheese at Alias this week - sauce had stick-to-your-ribs gooey texture. Am going to re-heat the leftovers right now, after I post about their amazing fried chicken.

                                                            Also really liked the penne noodle mac & cheese at Hill Country.

                                                            Maybe not THE BEST, but really good and definitely worth ordering if you're at these places.

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                                                              hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: foodie229 Nov 20, 2007 01:01 PM

                                                              I'd give a vote to Comfort Diner

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                                                                timmy3318 RE: foodie229 Aug 21, 2012 10:57 PM

                                                                Schiller's Liquor Bar has (what I consider to be) the best Mac and Cheese in the city - and I have tried a LOT on this list.. I'm a mac addict.. Sure , you can pay up the kazoo for mac with truffle and lobster @ Dylan's and enjoy the heck out of it... But .. That's cheating a bit , ain't it? You can put lobster and truffle on wonderbread and it will be the most delicious sandwich you've ever eaten.

                                                                But for pure, light creaminess and the richest flavor- without the heaviness or added ingredients or semi-rubbery baked top layer that burdens so many of the other Mac and Cheeses I've tried... Schiller's hands down for me. It's so simple and perfect.

                                                                In fact it is one of the best Mac and Cheese's I have ever had in my life - NYC or elsewhere - inched out slightly by the one I had at Sig's Deli in Newport Rhode Island.

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