Featuring creative offerings with a bevy of Brooklyn tie-ins, Mac Shack embraces and honors its neighbors through the noble medium of noodles and melted cheese. The flagship location of this enterprising fast-casual restaurant serves tarted up mac and cheese in high-gloss environs. Go figure: Dealing in black market comfort foods like atomic fireballs deep-fried orbs of macaroni and cheese and gravy-soaked disco tater tots, this polished canteen cooks up multiple variations on a cheese-covered theme. Layered into ceramic baking dishes or served in voluminous bricks, the soft elbow noodles yield with each forkful.
At its best, the crust sports a gnarled orange mane of caramelized cheese like some macaroni Donald Trump.
Sure there are wonky green beans in the mix, but the combination of smoked mozzarella, Gruyere and cheddar lays a sturdy, stretchy foundation. A spoonful of creamy tomato sauce keeps things further lubricated.
Time to get yourself elbows-deep in some elbows. In keeping with the atmosphere, the noodles here are tender spaetzle. The chewy strips of egg pasta are boiled firm and hidden under a generous helping of Parmesan, cheddar, Swiss, and asiago cheeses. In a completely rational move, another version pairs sharp, creamy blue cheese with nubbins of chewy bacon. Both get a scattering of crunchy fried onions, and both do a fine job of satiating curd obsessives.
The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC, 2013
Macaroni and cheese is a family affair for Sergio Sanchez and his two sons, who man the counter at this takeout restaurant specializing in the creamy pasta dish. The menu also features a roster of Mexican standbys Sanchez hails from Morelia, Mexico and pizza, but the noodles are most noteworthy.
Each batch is made to order from tender elbow noodles, whether choosing from a set menu item like cheddar and Muenster with barbecue sauce or a vegetarian version with broccoli and mushrooms. Creative patrons can choose to make their own, but no matter what you choose you can expect a broiled, shatter-crisp exterior hiding a molten sea of cheese and grain.
Bowtie pasta provides a tender chew, the wide ends of the noodles slicked with sauce.
Travelers who viewed Delicatessen also viewed
Group Combined Shape. Combined Shape Group 2. Enter search below: Combined Shape. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. On two occasions we sat side by side at the counter and enjoyed watching the action and the banter with the staff. That we went to Delicatessen 3 times is testimony to its high standard. High recommended.
The 9 Best Places to Get Macaroni and Cheese in NYC
Had brunch here many times and i can say that so far everything ive tried on the menu is very good! The place is usually full so reservations are a good idea if u don't feel like waiting around. This place is always full so if u mind waiting make reservations. Strongly recommended for breakfast or all day brunch! Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
New York City. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Profile Join. Travel feed: Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Lobster mac n cheese! Review of Delicatessen. Improve this listing. Ranked of 16, Restaurants in New York City. Certificate of Excellence. American , Bar, Fusion. Restaurant details Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic. Dining options: Reviewed January 14, Date of visit: December Ask KiraBeauty about Delicatessen. Thank KiraBeauty. Write a Review Reviews Traveler rating.
Show reviews that mention. All reviews brunch truffle fries cheeseburger spring rolls four cheese hamburger cobb salad french toast pancakes chicken comfort food great lunch new york nice restaurant an appetizer soho nyc neighborhood.
Lobster mac n cheese! - Delicatessen
Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Read reviews in English Go back. Peter A. Reviewed January 6, via mobile. Best Hanburgers. Ask Peter A about Delicatessen. Thank Peter A. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners. Reviewed January 4, One of the best restaurants.
October Ask Geofflawson about Delicatessen. Thank Geofflawson.