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mvictor777 Dec 18, 2006 06:53 PM

Any recommendations for good mac and cheese in Manhattan?

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    Todd Dec 18, 2006 06:58 PM

    This was just recently discussed http://www.chowhound.com/topics/336805

    That said...I'd reccomend Blue Smoke and Mama's

    1. EVOhNo Jan 30, 2007 08:06 PM

      Try ACME. Even though it's listed on the menu as a side dish, the portion is enormous. Nothing fancy--it's the mac 'n' cheese from your childhood (or mine at least). And so good.

      1. NYChristopher Jan 30, 2007 08:14 PM

        Super Mac on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan

        1. csw Jan 30, 2007 09:30 PM

          I dont know what is your personal discription of best mac, but I admit I do like Hip hop chows' mac and Brown cafes' mac(specials)

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            howardthefoodie Jan 30, 2007 09:59 PM

            I believe there are two schools of thought on Mac&Cheese. The first is as EVOhNo likes, the childhood mac&cheese, basically a velveeta imitation/replication - in that case, i would say blue smoke. The second, is the more "gourmet" style that uses different types of cheese, has a crusty top. I prefer this type over the homestyle/childhood style (although my wife loves the childhood style and thinks blue smoke's is the best). So, on the second type, i have several favorites. Penelopes on lexington is pretty good, Chat & Chew is acceptable, City Bakery very good but crazy expensive, and one of the best in the city used to be at the Soho Grand - yes, the Soho Grand. Amazing. Havent been back in a while and i know they changed up their foodservices, but it was great and not sure if they still serve it.

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              jakew8 Jan 31, 2007 08:00 PM

              I think that Chat & Chew's tastes more like the first kind--bland and processed. I still eat it and enjoy it, but it's certainly not haute mac & cheese like those others.

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              tritium Jan 31, 2007 05:49 AM

              I had a nice Mac and Cheese at Artisinal last week. It went well as a side with some of the other bistro fare.

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                downtownstefanie Jan 31, 2007 05:54 AM

                I LOVE cafeteria's mac n cheese - slightly crusty on top, nice mix of cheese. Always hits the spot. I like blue smoke's but it's similar to a stoufer's one IMO.

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                  hoon Jan 31, 2007 10:32 AM

                  eatery and blue smoke

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                    jwobkk Jan 31, 2007 03:07 PM

                    Blue Smoke is the best I've tasted

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                      nyuprof Jan 31, 2007 07:56 PM

                      White truffle mac and cheese at Lonesome Dove. It's orzo, not the traditional shape pasta, but delicious.

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                        almostdone Feb 6, 2007 04:59 PM

                        Sylvia's in Harlem makes some really good mac n cheese.
                        I like the one at Artisinal as well.
                        I think I'll have the try the truffle mac and cheese soon!

                        1. sara1213 Feb 6, 2007 05:57 PM

                          also...for UWS/ Morningside heights try kitchenette...good mac and cheese

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                            ricky7 Feb 6, 2007 09:51 PM

                            Mayrose has some pretty good Mac and Cheese but my favorite has been Westville. and stay away from S'mac.

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