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“It's so cheesy!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of S'MAC

S'MAC
345 East 12th Street, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
(212) 358-7912
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Ranked #758 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
Coram, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“It's so cheesy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We want on a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed! It only has a few tables, so grab one as soon as you walk in if you can. We weren't in any rush, but heard people who were sitting down say they were waiting an hour already for their food. Well, it was certainly worth the wait for us. My hubs ordered the cheeseburger Mac and I ordered the parisienne. We loved that they came out in hot skillets and oh so cheesey! They don't rush you it the door when you're done either. We'll definitely be going back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Waited an hour for food; thankfully yummy Mac and cheese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Went with a group of 4 after it was recommended to me. The line was out the door, which seemed promising. After ordering, it took 55 minutes to get our food. The staff, 3 disinterred girls, kept saying it would be any minute and we just needed to want for clean skillets for serving. What could possibly take this long remains unclear to me. Thankfully, the mac and cheese was pretty yummy when it was finally ready. To be fair, people who came in later, did not seem to have as long a wait; even still, I will never return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent for Gluten Free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is like a pizza restaurant for Mac and Cheese. Being GF, I appreciated that I could have a variety of items and enjoy something out of the norm. I had two teens with me who thoroughly enjoyed the Mac and Cheese. You order individually and steaming hot iron skillets (personal size) are delivered to your table. A fun meal while in NYC.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Mac & cheese heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

All mac & cheese ALL the time. Choose your own combination of ingredients or special skillets of goodness. We loved the size choices and nosh size was enough for lunch. Price was very reasonable. The small place was filled with a wait at lunchhour.

Visited September 2013
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New York, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious, But They're Certainly Not Giving Anything Away Here...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's practically the granddaddy of the NYC 'kitsch' eateries. Can't really call it a restaurant because seating is way limited, however, they're good at what they do. The offerings are always tasty, but not a particularly big bargain. They stick to their small, medium and large system and for my buck, the 'nosh' size is ridiculously small and negligible. Children will need two 'noshes' just to feel like they ate something. So in reality, if you're looking for something to EAT that won't leave you hanging, you'll need at least a 'major munch' portion (which to me is 'small') and that brings the price of entry to an average of $10. Again, the offerings are really very good- my favorites are the Mediterranean and the Alpine. Cheesy, starchy goodness everytime.

Visited August 2013
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