The Best Mac & Cheese in Montreal

Many consider macaroni and cheese — or mac n’ cheese — to be the ultimate comfort food. Due in part to its simplicity and abundance of cheese, this dish is a firm favourite with most everyone.

Many Montreal restaurants offer their own version of this dish, either as a tribute to the traditional recipe, or with their own added twist. Since we love this dish, we had fun putting together a list of the best mac and cheeses in town.

But first, a little history. The first records of mac and cheese appear in the 14th century in the medieval cookbook “The Form of Cury”. Later, in 1802, legend has it that former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson insisted that mac and cheese be offered at a formal dinner at the White House. This decision greatly contributed to anchor this dish in American popular culture (so much so that there is a national mac and cheese day in the United States). Later, the multinational company Kraft Foods took advantage of the Great Depression to launch its own interpretation of macaroni and cheese, but in a box. With a slogan along the lines of “A meal for four in nine minutes”, the company’s mac and cheese officially democratized the dish. Today, both gourmets and those looking for comfort at a reasonable price are delighted by this cheesy pasta dish.

For more comfort food recommendations, check out our list of the best pasta, or the best poutines in Montreal.

Happy reading & mac n’ cheesing!

Les Enfants Terribles

Known for its terrace with a panoramic view of Montreal, the restaurant Les Enfants Terrible is also a place of choice when looking for a comforting menu. Its Mac n’ Cheese is simply delicious. The house offers a classic version, with cheese curds (from here, of course), and cheddar cheese au gratin.    

1 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa

Bird Bar

This superb Griffintown address is best known for its charming fried chicken and champagne concept in a sublime space. The house also serves two delicious mac and cheeses (made exclusively with local cheeses!). You can try their Mac n’ Cheese meatballs in a small dish format or the Truffe n’ Cheese, a mac n’ cheese with black truffle pesto (also served as brunch on weekends).

1800 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

Seasoned Dreams

Located in the southwest of Montreal, Seasoned Dreams offers excellent Caribbean dishes to satisfy even the most robust appetites! Here, you can enjoy a delicious, lightly spiced, and totally decadent Mac n’ Cheese made with local cheeses. The address is also on our list of excellent Caribbean restaurants in Montreal!

5509 Rue Laurendeau

Nouveau Palais

With an authentic kitsch decor, a very casual atmosphere and an excellent and affordable menu, the restaurant is a Mile End institution and an address we love. In addition to their excellent burgers, they serve a delicious macaroni and cheese. You can also add extra bacon and/or mushrooms for an even more decadent version. It’s the ultimate comfort food!

281 Rue Bernard Ouest


Kwizzin is a Haitian restaurant in Verdun (with an express location on Saint-Hubert Street). On its menu, you will find Caribbean classics as well as an ultra-comforting mac and cheese. You can choose the classic option, or their version with griot. For those with a sweet tooth, we also invite you to try their Mac K-RAMEL poutine which includes Mac n’ Cheese balls.

4030 Rue Wellington
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