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S’MAC

345 E. 12th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Second Ave.
212-358-7912

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 9
Service: 6
Dcor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

88% would go back.

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S'MAC: My soul-mate!

By Feffy167 on 10/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Dcor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

My boyfriend introduced me to this place, knowing that I am a Mac-n-Cheese lover, and it has been love LOVE LOVE ever since!! Sarita's Mac is rich and cheesy with an irresistible crunch to it. The best Mac-n-Cheese in NYC... If I ever move away from the city, It would have to be close enough so that I can go back to S'MAC whenever I want... enough said.

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41 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Lip S'Mac-ing Good!

By jhagedon on 5/5/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Dcor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Some of the best Mac & Cheese I've tasted. Get the sampler; six different varieties to indoctrinate first timers.

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44 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

total MAC made in heaven

By MMarksTheSpot on 1/13/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Dcor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

BRUH-ILLIANT idea! S’MAC (which stands for ‘Sarita’s Macaroni and Cheese’) is a…wait for it… macaroni and cheese bar! Run by husband and wife team, Sarita and Caesar, S’MAC serves up the ultimate comfort food in more ways than I can count. I’m still working through their menu, but my most recent taste treat is the Alpine – a Swiss mac that includes Gruyere cheese and crudely chopped slab bacon…need I say more? The Parisienne also sounds delicious, with creamy brie, roasted figs, roasted shiitake mushrooms and fresh rosemary. I’ll have no more than a bite of the Buffalo Mac since it’s not spicy enough and a little too tangy for my taste. You can also build your own mac attack with different kinds of cheeses, meats and other add-ins (think Kalamata olives, buffalo sauce, jalapenos, and spinach). All macs are served with either regular, multi-grain or gluten free elbow pasta and with/without gluten free/regular breadcrumbs. For a late afternoon snack I suggest the “Nosh” size which is, depending on what you order, about $7.50. The “Major Munch” (please reserve all jokes) is larger and more than enough for a full meal (~$10.75). If you’re a super fatty, or sharing/pretending to share with others, get the “Mongo” (~$19) or “Partay!” size (~$47). Everything is order at the counter either ‘to-go’ or to eat at one of their limited tables. total MAC made in heaven…

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46 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

Nice Surprise of a restaurant

By loribabs on 10/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Dcor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My daughter and I were on an extended weekend mother/daughter getaway from Michigan over the July 4th, 2008. We were strolling around the neighborhood, and happened to come across S'MAC around lunchtime. We stopped in for a bite, and we had the MOST INCREDIBLE time. The food was exceptional, and the atmosphere was just perfect for a little lunchtime getaway. My daughter and I travel extensively, and this place is just a gem that we still keep talking about to our friends. We can't wait to get back to the city (we're coming for holiday shopping next month), and S'MAC is one of our top destinations for our trip. We can't wait!!

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97 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Small, but beautiful food...

By gazmanjones on 4/7/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Dcor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

The nicest Macaronni and Cheese I have ever tasted. Easily. Yes it is a small place, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in quality of food and price. Just a fantastic place and a must-do...

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75 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

Simple Yet Good. Great Comfort Food.

By mky84 on 5/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Dcor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I like this place, and I would like it more if there were more tables and more walking room. This is the gold standard of mac and cheese. Many varieties of cheese, many varieties of "mix-ins", and it comes out warm and bubbly in an iron skillet. This is the way it is supposed to be.

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89 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

If you love Mac & Cheese, look no further!

By Sabre61 on 1/2/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Dcor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went to 'SMAC with the family over the Christmas Holidays. We arrived at noon and managed to snag the only open table at this tiny place. We were lucky: within 15 minutes there was a line out the door. My wife and daughters ordered the All American and I ordered the Gruyere and Slab Bacon. Each order is served bubbling in a cast iron skillet and is offered in three sizes... Believe me, the medium is enough even for the heartiest appetite. My Gruyere and Bacon was incredible, the best mac & cheese I've ever had. I sampled my wife's All American and it was just like Mom used to make, only better (sorry, Mom). One word of caution: the mac & cheese is cooked right in the skillets, so when they come to the table they're oven-hot. This can be dangerous for small children. My wife and I played it safe by portioning out our kids' meals into styrofoam "to-go" containers and having them eat from those while we placed their skillets at a safe distance. We had a good time and an awesome meal at an affordable price.

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180 out of 318 people found this review helpful.

Great possibilities, terrible service!

By evkitty on 11/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Dcor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Went to try S'Mac and nearly walked out. 40 minutes after we ordered, well after several other groups who had arrived after us had been served, we finally got our mac and cheese. Staff was surly and incompetent, downright rude when we had to check on the status of our order a second time. The food was okay, but it takes about fifteen minutes to put together better mac and cheese at home, and this place is way overpriced! Never again will I return, despite its adorable decor and the fact that it is just five minutes from my apartment. There are plenty of other eateries nearby with better service and without all the hipster attitude.

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