Macaroni seems naked without cheese; and together, what a comfort food team they make! Whether it brings back memories of childhood picture frames or homemade dinners, it probably has a special place in your heart. Since there are so many variations of this homestyle staple, check out our top picks for where to head to let your inner child out to play.
This macaroni-shaped mac and cheese haven will entice you with luxurious variations on the favorite, so you can have your mac and cheese without skimping on the swankiness. We love the "Mac Quack" that comes topped with duck confit, fontina and carmelized onions, or try the "Margarita Mac" with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and parmigiano. And your mac comes in a cute, elbow-shaped plastic container, which you can take home as a souvenir.
As the name implies, this eatery specialized in mac and cheese. Pulling inspiration from all over the globe, they serve up dishes like the "Parisienne" with brie and roasted figs, or the "Mediterranean" with goat cheese and Kalamata olives. We love the "Cheeseburger Mac," which combines two American favorites into one satisfying serving. And you can also get your macaroni multi-grain or gluten-free.
While they are known for their steak, Delmonico's also serves up a mean mac and cheese. The mac comes with king crab, smoked Gouda cheese, and will satisfy even the hungriest of diners. If you order this one, be sure to have someone else at the table to share it with!
The restaurant is known for its wide variety of fine cheeses, so it's a no-brainer that Artisanal's mac and cheese makes our list. The "Macaroni Gratin" is a beautiful mix of gourmet cheeses and is topped with crunchy bread crumbs to add some crunch to the dish.
5 DuMont Burger
DuMont Burger's "DuMac and Cheese" will leave you in a cheese coma. It's covered in thick and flavorful bechamel; little bits of bacon add more indulgence to the plate. The pasta isn't your classic elbows, but a more refined radiatore pasta, with the ridges working perfectly to carry more of that cheese into your mouth.