Permanently Closed - The Meatball Shop - Washington DC 14th ST

4.6
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$30 and under
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Meatball Shop serves the best meatballs in the world with a mix and match menu utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible. But The Meatball Shop serves way more than just meatballs! Highlights from their hit menu include seasonal veggies, market driven salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails and an approachable wine program.

The vibe of this DC restaurant is always fun, upbeat and lively! Perfect for a night on the town or a family dinner with kids. Think the best dinner party you've ever been to with the comforting feeling of being at Grandma's.

With drinks and desserts a-plenty, The Meatball Shop makes the perfect casual stop for digging in to a hearty meal or a healthy bite, refreshing drink and mouthwatering dessert with family and friends.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was even better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Loud! The rest was good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella the waitress was amazing!!

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nikkim
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cute restaurant, food was good a little salty and tasted like it had been frozen . Staff was good. Best Bloody Mary I’ve had in years.

ED
vipErinD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really great food and customer service and atmosphere. Will definitely come back! for all food types / diets etc.

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NoNickname
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was looking forward to checking this location out, completely under whelmed. Decor was to simple and food was basic.

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Kristina
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and overall fun atmosphere. If your love meatballs with a new fancy new twist this is your place. Our server Ryan was very attentive and made us feel like family from the moment we walked in. So many delicious options hard to choose the best but would highly recommend the giant meatball trio stuffed with spaghetti noodles each with its own sauce and the crab cake meatball appetizer. Sangria is light and refreshing as well. Our teenagers also loved this place with enough tasty options to please the whole family.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good and there were great happy hour specials. We were one of only a few patrons at the restaurant which led to an abundance of staff attention. Better than the alternative, but we were interrupted by various wait staff every couple of minutes for our entire meal.

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DennisNAnastasia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, I've already shared it on social media and told plenty of my friends about it. The food was stupendous and the music was great. Can't wait to go again.

TJ
vipTonyJeff
Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome change of pace! Delicious meatballs.. excellent service! Sides were as good as the main course.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but unfortunately the restaurant seems to have strict rules on any deviation from the menu. It’s difficult for the servers to tell customers that and also frustrating for the customer. Would suggest for takeout but the dining experience was subpar because of restaurant rules.

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KathrynW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! I highly recommend the lamb meatballs and anything with the Parmesan cream sauce. The cocktails were great too!

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vipCanuckDC
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought my brother, 6 yo niece and sister-in-law here for dinner. Great food, friendly attentive service. Two thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful!

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vipCourtneyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Poor service, really terrible staff, one waiter so poorly dressed you could see her private parts through her T-shirt

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vipMauraM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Love the menu- love meatballs. The whole “ballers” thing is a bit much- it’s said too much and it’s a bit uncomfortable. It’s a casual restaurant and I get that but it takes away from how good the food is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, amazing staff, super loud dining experience in terms of volume.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a birthday dinner with a group of friends

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Spitete
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food, my Family and I went over there last May 12 and still remember, it felts like homemade quality food, not too spicy no overpowered, and the service? even better !!! we want to come back.
A little suggestion? a few pieces of "warm garlic bread"
I highly recommended this pace.
Oscar CJ

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vipMarisa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Highly disappointed. Server was polite but not cooperative; took more than 10 minutes to receive an iced tea plus another 5 minutes for a black coffee, despite being one of only three tables with people when the restaurant opened (1100). One of us asked for a substitution, and we were told make no substitutions; so we asked for a different dish with sauce on the side, and we were told she could not even have the sauce on the side! That is not helpful. The server said the reason the sauce could not be on the side is because there was “essentially only one cook.” The cookies in the ice cream sandwich dessert were at least a day old, as they tasted stale and were so dry. Overall, I will not recommend this location to anyone and eat in NYC rather than down the street from my own home in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great but the price for 4 meatballs was DC prices.

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BethB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at the Meatball Shop was good. I’d give the overall experience a great, but every item that was brought to our table was not what we ordered. The staff was delightful, and I’m going to chalk the issue up to the noise level in the restaurant, but the drink I ordered was off, the meatballs delivered were the wrong meat (ordered classic with spicy meat sauce and received chicken with regular sauce and meat sauce on our pork balls, ice cream sandwich for dessert came served on the wrong cookies and we didn’t receive the focaccia that was supposedly served with the meatballs). We didn’t complain because we nonetheless enjoyed the meal. I just will be mindful of this if I’m to return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve been here twice now and love the ambiance and music - makes for a great trendy atmosphere! I will definitely take friends here however the service is okay. Our food took awhile to arrive and our waitress hardly stopped by our table, only to take our order and to bring our check which was prompted by another server who noticed our table had been cleared for awhile post meal. But the Moscow mule is my favorite cocktail, the mozzarella balls, crab and lobster balls are delish, will still go back.

LC
LeCheleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The food was hard to swallow. Lacked flavor, meatballs weren't seasoned and the sauces were not pleasing to our palates. We spent $200 for 5 people, 2 people of the 5 only had a sandwich. I would not recommend this place at all. The concept is cute, but the reality is lacking of everything a great dining experience should have. The best part was the service, the staff was great, professional and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant but too loud

DP
vipDavidP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food is OK, but overpriced. Creative plates with all sorts of meatball-based dishes. Not dying to go back.

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Permanently Closed - The Meatball Shop - Washington DC 14th ST offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 684-8564.

Permanently Closed - The Meatball Shop - Washington DC 14th ST is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.