Tuesday, December 22, 2009

44 & X

622 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 


V and I met up for dinner here since our first choice, Caselulla, was way too small and packed.44 & X was full, but managed to squeeze us in to their last table for two. This neighborhood isn't really known for good restaurants, but this one bucks the trend. We shared the roast chicken quesadillas with pico de gallo and guacamole to start, and they were delicious - cheesy but not overly so, with crisp tortillas sandwiching the filling. I ordered the Vermont cheddar macaroni and cheese for my main, along with a side of sautéed spinach. When the mac and cheese arrived, I gawped in amazement- the dish was so enormous! It contained about four times the amount I was expecting. Thankfully it was really tasty - creamy unctuous cheese coating little macaroni noodles, with a bit of truffle oil on top that smelled wonderful. The spinach helped to cut the richness a bit, but I struggled to eat 1/3 of it and had the rest packed up, which filled an entire takeout container. I rolled out of the restaurant, full and contented - if you're in Hell's Kitchen and don't know where to get some good food, try this place.


  1. omg. i ate your leftover mac and cheese mixed with some leftover smoked turkey. cheese overload! tasty though - thanks for visiting and thanks for leaving snacks in the fridge!

  2. It was a fun night, wasn't it? Your mac and cheese was HUGE. HUGGGGEEEE.