The awesome people over at the Elbow Room invited us to come by today and try out their menu of mac and cheese dishes. I will never say no to pasta so we decided to head over after seeing Zero Dark Thirty (very intense, but really good… recommend it!).

The Elbow Room is located at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (they also have a location in New Jersey) and unlike the other restaurants, it is open even when there aren’t games or other events going on. I really like that it’s open everyday and it fills such a void in this area… there really aren’t any great places to grab a quick meal for a good price, and this fits the bill.

They have a really huge menu… who knew you could do so much with macaroni and cheese?


I couldn’t decide between the BLT Special or the Buffalo Chicken Mac and decided to go for the latter. C opted for the Bacon Cheeseburger special.

While we were waiting for our food, I had to take a picture of the fun wall decor:


It also has glass windows so you can look right into the Barclays Center, which could make for good people watching during events. Before long, our dishes were served:

(You are probably thinking to yourself, man those servings are small… but trust me, it is packed with lots of tasty goodness, and we were so full we couldn’t even finish ours!)

The Buffalo Chicken Mac was super good — it had the right amount of spice and I liked that it had enough chicken to taste throughout the meal. I hate when you get a dish like this and they give you like two pieces of chicken so it’s gone from the start.


As you can see, it was topped with breadcrumbs which added an extra zest of flavor. YUM.

C let me try his Bacon Cheeseburger special and it really tasted like a bacon cheeseburger! They had meat and bacon mixed with the mac and cheese, topping it with all the “usuals” for a burger — lettuce, pickles and of course cheese.

Overall? Five out of five! The Elbow Room hits everything on the head — delicious food, great service, awesome location and an overall unique offering. It is definitely a place that we’ll be visiting again (the Lobster Macaroni Salad sounds SO good).

Please note that The Elbow Room compensated us for our meals. These opinions are my own. 

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