When mac and cheese is on the menu, I can't help but dig in—there's just something about those hollow noodles covered in melted cheddar that I can't resist. Here are three of the most interesting places in New York where adults and kids savor ooey-gooey mac and cheese dishes.
Served in a macaroni-shaped dish (pictured), the macs at Macbar come in creative flavors such as carbonara (pancetta, peas and Parm), Mayan chipotle (chicken diablo, Chihuahua cheese and green onions) and mac quack (duck confit, fontina, caramelized onion and herbs). 54 Prince St., 212.226.0211
Got a special diet? Don’t worry—there’s a mac for you at S’MAC. The mac and cheese-focused restaurant has gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options with tasty toppings including portobello mushrooms, Kalamata olives, sautéed spinach and fresh herbs. 157 E. 33rd St., 212.683.3900
A French bistro with dozens of gourmet cheeses from around the world might seem too snooty to melt it on pasta, but Artisanal whips up three upscale versions—a classic blend, truffle and wild mushroom, and a secret blend with lobster—all made with penne, all downright delicious. 2 Park Ave., 212.725.8585