(between Mulberry St & Lafayette St)
New York, NY 10012
Mac bar is a fabulous restaurant that serves primarily macaroni and cheese (it has salads and stuff too but going to a mac and cheese place and getting a salad is like sacrilege). This was a while ago, but we've gone there since then and the food remains as good as always.
Above is the Margarita Mac (in the smaller container) and the Beef Stroganoff Mac (in the larger container).
The Margarita Mac is by far my favorite. It has fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmigiano cheese. It's like pizza but mac and cheese and it is superb. The tomatoes add a really nice twang to it, and the basil adds to it perfectly.
The Beef Stroganoff is also very good. It has braised beef, mushrooms, and sour cream sauce. It's very hearty and filling. It's more cheesey than the Margarita, so if you love cheese and beef t's definitely the way to go.
The atmosphere is nice, and the service is fairly quick. The only problem we've ever had is seating, as it is often very crowded. But never fear you can take it out! Unless it's really cold and you have nowhere to eat it. Then you have a problem.
I'd highly recommend it, as there aren't many places that specialize in mac and cheese (which is really tragic because mac and cheese is the food of gods). Before Mac Bar I didn't even like mac and cheese all that much, and then I tried it and now I'm a believer! So whether you're a mac and cheese aficionado, a skeptic, or somewhere in between, Mac Bar is always the answer.